LIFE AFTER LIFE
Winner of the 'Media For a Just Society' Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
"This film has incredible transformative power. I've never seen anything quite like it."
Juliette Hirt, Assistant General Counsel, Sierra Club
"Criminal Justice departments should screen Life After Life for their faculty, staff, and students. A moving portrayal of the obstacles faced by inmates returning home."
Dr. Christina DeJong, PhD Prof. of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University
Director: Tamara Perkins
Runtime: 91 min
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GENRES: Documentary, Race, African American Studies, Crime, Family, Psychology
Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for.
Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives.
Told in an unadorned verite style, we experience the truth of their heartaches and triumphs. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.