We're hitting the big screen at the Social Justice Film Festival!
Our Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Project's short documentary On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities is an official selection for the upcoming Social Justice Film Festival. This year, the theme of the Social Justice Film Festival is "The #Resistance," and will present special evenings devoted to climate change, immigration, and Black Lives Matter. Disability rights, prisoner justice, Native American rights, austerity, campaigns for peace, and animal rescue are only a few of the other subjects in the wide-ranging six-day festival.
On The Outs follows three inmates with various disabilities, including vision impairment, brain injury, and mental illness, through all stages of the reentry process. The documentary depicts each person’s experience at three points: in prison prior to release, on their release date, and life on the “outs” after release. The film is intended to raise awareness about people with disabilities in prison, inspire communication about much-needed reentry reform, and encourage collaborative relationships among inmates, prison systems, advocates, and other interested stakeholders to address this issue.
On the Outs will be screening on Saturday, November 18 at 4 PM at the Northwest African American Museum located at 2300 S Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA 98144. Tickets are on sale now, buy yours today! Disability Rights Washington encourages all who are able to join us for this screening. Thank you in advance for the support.