Week 2: Criminal Justice Today
Schedule for August 23
Original Hidden Lives Illuminated Films
The Bus Stop
From the filmmaker’s perspective, we all do dumb things as kids, and we could all use someone watching our back.
There He Was, There He Is
The protagonist goes to sleep a child and wakes a man. How will yesterday's plans work in tomorrow's society?
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” The filmmaker asks, “How much is money really worth?”
Between Two Courts
The filmmaker recalls how his youth on the basketball court became a life in criminal court and incarceration.
Filmmakers at Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility for Women
You Can Go Left or Right
The filmmakers reflect on life inside a hectic county jail for women.
Brooklyn Defender Services: Perpetual Punishment
Many of America’s formerly incarcerated people face numerous obstacles when integrating back into public life once free, according to Wes Caines and his former colleagues Scott Hechinger and Hannah McCrea at Brooklyn Defender Services, a public defender service in New York City.
Watch the film here.
Sesame Street: Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration provides much-needed resources to support and comfort young children throughout their parents' incarceration.
Watch the film here.
This Evening’s Programs
7:00 – 9:45 pm: Write the Filmmakers
Share your thoughts with the filmmakers! Postcards and pens will be available every night during Hidden Lives Illuminated. Write your note to the artists and drop it in the mailbox provided. We’ll take care of delivering your message.
7:40 pm: Lightning Talk with the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project
Cameron Holmes will give a 20-minute presentation on the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project’s work on juvenile justice.
The Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project (YSRP) works to keep children out of adult jails and prisons, and to bring home people who were sentenced as children to life in prison without the possibility of parole (“juvenile lifers“). To learn more about YSRP, visit www.ysrp.org.
These events (as with all events during Hidden Lives Illuminated) are free and open to the public. No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages.