They're back with FIERCE! An American Film Showcase program with a powerful documentary: The If Project. The film follows a group of inmates incarcerated in a maximum security prison and the changes they go through after taking a writing workshop created by a Seattle police detective and a repeat offender serving a 9-year sentence.
Don't miss it at A4 Space on June 23rd at 7 PM.
`An intimate and affecting look at true community policing` - Hollywood Reporter.
THE IF PROJECT (2016)
Directed by Kathlyn Horan
USA | PG-13 | Documentary | English | 90
The If Project is a feature length documentary that follows a group of inmates incarcerated in a maximum- security women’s prison who are part of a writing workshop co-created by a Seattle police detective and a repeat offender serving a nine-year sentence. The writing workshop provides access to an emotional depth and intimacy we are not often afforded with those behind bars. We journey with them as they take a brutally honest look into their past and work to explore, often for the first time, what exactly led them to prison. These stories serve as a launching off point to follow three of the women in the program as they are released, reunited with their families and faced with life on the outside. Most astoundingly, they do all of this with a police officer by their side every step of the way. We watch as a lasting bond is formed and this unlikely partnership between cop and convict unfolds. What the The If Project allows us is an intimate journey into a world of the locked away and forgotten. It opens our eyes to the real struggles of those who are trying to reenter society – and the many obstacles they face.
*Pop corn and snacks available at the venue
**Age restrictions may apply due to the nature and suitability of the film. At their discretion and in accordance with regulations, they reserve the right to request proof of ID and you will be asked to leave if you are under the required age.
***Free entry, first-come-first-seated policy applies.
About the American Film Showcase
The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the Showcase joins local embassies and partners to highlight the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.
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