Visiting Day by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (USA, 2015, 8 min.). Three times a month, family counselor and doctoral student Daisy Gomez takes her daughter Sarah to visit Max, Daisy’s husband and Sarah’s dad, in a federal prison several hours from their home in South Los Angeles.
Homegirls by Elizabeth Cirillo, Produced by Daniel Leeds and Kelley ‘Kali’ Chatman (USA, 2015, 21 min.). Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang intervention and re-entry organization, offers an unparalleled 18-month job-training program for recovering drug addicts and ex-gang members. This short documentary intimately follows the lives of two of the programs’ female participants, Maria and Joselyn, over four months as they attempt to leave the past behind and start anew.
Roxbury Redemption by Tim Reid, written by April Marcel, produced by Dr. Earle Williams (USA, 2016, 29 min.). An autobiographical documentary recounting the filmmaker’s experience in prison, where he earned a Doctor of Psychology degree 15 years after his release from prison.
Followed by a discussion with some of the filmmakers.