Reentry (working title)

Film phase:Production

SYNOPSIS

Women are now the fastest growing population in the U.S. criminal justice system, increasing at nearly double the rate of men. The majority of women going into prison are serving time for drug-related charges. This immersive, character-driven film follows three women—who are part of a new reentry program in Cleveland, Ohio—as they prepare to leave prison, reunite with their children, and find jobs after serving time for drug-related charges.

Reentry is a participant of the 2018 Accelerator Lab.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Jennifer Redfearn is an Academy Award-nominated director with a filmmaking style the press has called “beautifully cinematic” and “intensely human.” She directed and produced the Oscar-nominated film Sun Come Up, about a small island community losing their homeland to rising seas, and Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), an intimate character driven film about three blind women from Havana, Cuba. She was also a field director and additional camerawoman for the SXSW film Landfill Harmonic. In her client work, she has directed and produced documentaries for PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, CNN, and Discovery, as well as several short films for MediaStorm.