The film

Each year, over 600,000 people return from jail or prison to our communities, where they face countless barriers to employment, housing, and reintegration. The film explores the challenges of reentry and the role communities can play in reducing these barriers. Viewers will hear from four storytellers–George, Shaquan, Sing and Armando–who share portions of their life stories, illuminating the common threads that run through the experiences of many of the over two million people incarcerated in the U.S.

Screenings and Community Conversations

Events include a screening of the film (~40 minutes), followed by a conversation between the audience and one or more of the film’s storytellers, local providers of reentry support services, and formerly incarcerated members of our community.

We partner with community groups, faith communities, reentry service providers, professional organizations, schools and universities to arrange virtual or in-person screenings.

Upcoming events

We will be adding events throughout 2023. Join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram or Twitter to keep in touch and be the first to hear about upcoming events.

April 25, 2023, Lowell Bar Association | Private event

April 27, 2023, The Sentencing Project | Registration link coming soon

July 17, 2023, Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702 | 6:30-8:30pm

Past Events

March 1, 2023, 7pm ET | Listen Out Loud Media screening and Q&A | VIRTUAL

March 19, 2023, 4pm ET| St. James Episcopal Church, 1991 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

December 1, 2022, Health in Focus Film Festival, Boston, MA

November 4, 2022, Open Spirit Center/Edwards Church, Framingham, MA

October 30, 2022, Justice on Trial Film Festival

October 19, 2022, Justice Arts Collaborative | VIRTUAL

September 11, 2022, Community Documentary Night | VIRTUAL

September 13, 2022, Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA