Director Jenny Phillips spoke with Newman about the film in advance of the screening at Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago. “The film ends up having very human stories (rising from) the statistics of recidivism and being plagued by issues of addiction, poverty, lack of education and jobs.
Listen to audio from the enriching panel discussion following the 3/22 screening at the Seattle Central Library, held in partnership with Pioneer Human Services. Panelists include: Saudia J. Abdullah, Director, Community Corrections Division King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention; Rhona Taylor, Columbia Legal Services & Washington State Reentry Task Force; Lynette Malo, Pioneer Human Services Employee; Keith Whiteman, Post Prison Education Project; and moderator Steve Mullin, President, Washington Roundtable.
Nick Angotti, Peace On Earth Film Festival co-founder and executive director is joined by Jenny Phillips, a cultural anthropologist, filmmaker, writer and psychiatric nurse. She co-directed the documentary Beyond The Wall which follows five ex-convicts as they attempt to start over their lives with little or no support from the criminal justice system.