SINCE I BEEN DOWN

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Showings

Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Country:USA
Year:2020
Running Time:105
Language:English
Director:Gilda Sheppard
Executive Producer:Gilda Sheppard
Writer:Gilda Sheppard, Saman Maydani
Producer:June Nho Ivers, Saman Maydani, Gilda Shepard
Editor:Saman Maydani
Cinematographer:Cahn Nguyen
Composer:Carlos Esparza
Website:https://www.sinceibeendown.com
DOC NYC
Publicist:See-Through Films
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Fight the Power
Film Genres:Activism
African/African American
Education
Human Rights
Latinx/Latin American
Law & Justice
True Crime
Women Directors

Description

Runner Up: Audience Award DOC NYC 2020

Kimonti Carter is serving life without parole in a Washington state prison based on a harsh 1990s three-strikes law, but rather than accept this condemnation, he has worked to transform inmates’ lives through education. His experience brilliantly elucidates the dehumanization and trauma that accompany incarceration, but also demonstrates the possibility of redemption even among those society has called irredeemable. Gilda Sheppard’s profound and revealing film represents a 12-year journey to investigate the circumstances and inequities that have landed a whole generation of African-American youth in prison. 

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Gilda Sheppard (Director), Kimonti Carter, Tonya Wilson (Subjects), immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 ET on Facebook Live- Activist and philosopher Angela Davis joins prosecuting attorney Dan Satterberg, Executive Director of Abolitionist Law Center Robert Saleem Holbrook and filmmaker Gilda Sheppard to discuss the themes of incarceration and redemption raised by the film.