BEYOND THE WALL
After Incarceration, There's Life
Check Out The Official Trailer for BEYOND THE WALL below!
Here's What Industry Professionals Are Saying About BEYOND THE WALL:
"Equal measures heartbreaking and inspirational...pulls back the curtain on the gritty reality of what it means to be a poor “ex-con” in America.
Beyond the Wall presents its subjects in all their human complexity, forcing the viewer to see them as human beings worthy of our attention and compassion."
- Andrew Silverman
Deputy Chief Counsel,
Public Defender Division of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (former)
"captures the powerful emotional, financial and even spiritual challenges they face as they try to stay out of prison.”
— WBUR Radio Boston
"Justice may be blind, as the saying goes, but true fairness requires that lawyers, judges, and policymakers see the stark realities of what life is really like in Beyond the Wall."
- Robert J. Brink
Social Law Library
"forces you to experience the overwhelming challenges that need to be overcome by returning citizens.
Court personnel, judges and prosecutors should see Beyond the Wall to help them empathize and understand the support that is necessary to those they are sentencing."
- Carmen M. Ortiz
United States Attorney,
District of Massachusetts
Bestor Cram & Jenny Phillips
Runtime: 74 min.
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GENRES: Documentary, Crime, Family, American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Incarceration
SYNOPSIS: Beyond the Wall offers a stirring portrait of life after prison, as it follows ve formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside, with little support from our criminal justice system. The lm reveals a reality that runs against the grain of conventional wisdom and established public policies governing reentry.
While recently released individuals navigate an anemic system of re-entry procedures in the institutions of the criminal justice system, the reality is that survival requires maneuvering through the informal and often chaotic world of the streets. These men have to knit together for themselves the very services and supports that the state re-entry system starkly lacks.
To remain crime free and drug free after release, prisoners must relinquish their old lives and build new ones. Through personal stories of re-entry— including relapse, recovery and redemption— Beyond the Wall puts a human face on the social, economic and emotional barriers encountered by returning citizens. In bearing witness to their struggles, we are offered insights and hope for ways prison re-entry can be more successful.
Beyond the Wall humanizes the social, economic and emotional barriers encountered by citizens (and their families) returning to their communities following incarceration.