short film screenings

Talkback with filmmakers to follow the screenings
Panel moderated by Commissioner Betsy Butler

Saturday, April 13th | 4 PM
Fowler Museum Lenart Auditorium, UCLA

THE PATH TO PAROLE -
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFER

35 mins
Adnan Khan, Shadeed Wallace-Stepter, Lawrence Pela
Produced by the Restore Justice Firstwatch Program

This film provides a rare glimpse behind the walls of San Quentin and explains the difference between people who have to be found suitable for parole by the parole board, and those who have determinate sentences. The film asks viewers to contemplate why we incarcerate people -is it only about punishment and retribution, or rehabilitation and the possibility of healing?

HEALING TRAUMA: BEYOND GANGS AND PRISONS
23 mins
Produced by Brave New Films

Former gang members confront their past and create lives of possibilities and hope through Homeboy Industries. The film prioritizes the stories of people impacted by the system in the effort to highlight the need for more spaces like Homeboy Industries.

TIFFANY JOHNSON:
REAL BACKGROUND CHECK

21 mins
Tiffany Johnson, Jonathan Clark
Produced by Was Incarcerated Productions

The Real Life Story of Tiffany Johnson Uplifting....One voice for many victims....the pain of humanity of one spirit.