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Life After Life Screening + Panel @ University of Miami

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Storer Auditorium

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Please join us for a screening of Life After Life

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Where: Storer Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Parking: Pavia Parking Garage (Pavia Parking Garage, 5615 Pavia St, Coral Gables, FL 33146), or street side parking (Stanford Drive)

Event Agenda:
5pm-5:30pm Meet and Greet
5:30pm Screening
6:45pm Panel Discussion
7:20pm Closing Remarks


LIFE AFTER LIFE

After decades behind bars, three men set out to prove success can lie on the other side of tragedy.

“A really powerful statement… (Life After Life) presents such a clear message about what is wrong with the system.” – John Raphling, Human Rights Watch

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"Life After Life is an incredibly powerful teaching tool that should be used in high school classrooms across the United States. From serving as a companion text to The New Jim Crow to deconstructing notions of manhood, to exploring cycles of trauma and abuse, Life After Life is a great choice for any educator looking to teach about mass incarceration and criminal justice."
Heath Madom, English / Law & Society Teacher, Oakland Technical High School

LIFE AFTER LIFE is a tool and resource for those undertaking the justice system reform movement. It includes a screening, accompanying viewing guide, and educational curriculum. With a holistic approach we can engage on local and national levels and within verticals of the movement from mass incarceration to juvenile incarceration and generational family trauma.

The documentary follows 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. Life After Life is unique in its access, style and focus, with the participants playing a significant role in documenting and telling their own stories. Told in an unadorned verite style, we experience the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America.

LIFE AFTER LIFE began in 2007 when the participants in the film approached Tamara Perkins to tell their story. As members of Perkins' yoga class at San Quentin State Prison and with Perkins' own experience as a crime survivor and justice impacted family member they felt she could facilitate an insider's perspective. The film is praised by both the community at large and justice impacted individuals, family members and loved ones. Read Perkins' article about her holistic approach to engagement HERE.

“Life After Life allows us to witness the redemptive power of love, family and community. We need to ponder the lessons of these lives to avoid the waste of recidivism and understand how we can partner with the once-incarcerated and gain their talents and acquired wisdom to contribute to more resilient and peaceful communities that benefit us all.”

Maya Soetoro-Ng, Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace

"The story of three men trying to find their way back into a world that has left them behind while they were incarcerated highlights a large gap in the criminal justice system. The difficulties they faced – finding housing, a job that pays a living wage, re-acquainting themselves with family –present an uphill battle that is not always won. It is my hope as a former prosecutor that with more awareness through films such as [Life After Life], there will be more resources made available for re-entry projects. In the end, no one wins when our returning citizens do not succeed."

Melba V. Pearson, Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida


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