ECHOES OF INCARCERATION




9:58 min
Documentary
Director: Jeremy Robins


Winner of the SPEAKING OUT AWARD

ABOUT THE FILM

ECHOES OF INCARCERATION is a youth-produced documentary focusing on the impact of the prison system on children. The piece was produced by teens with incarcerated parents, and speaks to an issue facing an estimated seven million children in the United States.

It has been well documented in the last few decades that American sentencing laws have resulted in one in one hundred adults being behind bars. It is also now starting to be understood how these cycles of incarceration are gutting communities and destroying the fabric of millions of families. What are rarely heard are the experiences of the young people who are affected the most. This project gives voice to these experiences, and challenges society to take responsibility for the far-reaching impact of our criminal justice system.

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