Life Again

Doc Shorts: The Prison System

98 minutes 6 Films

True stories of the inequities that permeate throughout the justice system at large.
In this program
Beyond the Wire

Beyond the Wire

Directed by
Ted Griswold
2021
17 minutes
English
Former Army Ranger Chris Pesqueira, who experiences freedom after 33 years at Soledad State Prison in California, leans into a community of formerly incarcerated veterans for support as he reintegrates into society.
Cycles

Cycles

Directed by
Jonathan Barenboim
2020
21 minutes
English
Two young Black men, who are motorcycle stunt riders from Compton and Watts in LA, are caught in a cycle of incarceration.
Destiny Made

Destiny Made

Directed by
Joenique C. Rose
2021
14 minutes
English
After several stints in jail, Ashenka's re-entry into her children's lives is made even more difficult because she's never confronted a significant loss.
Hustle

Hustle

Directed by
Xavier Cousens
2021
10 minutes
English
Anthony Johnson, a work-release recipient, spends his days as a courier in New York City and his nights incarcerated.
Last Meal

Last Meal

Directed by
Marcus McKenzie & Daniel Principe
2020
18 minutes
English
A look at death-row inmates’ final feasts shines a light on our understanding of the prisoners and the institutions meting out capital punishment.
Life Again

Life, Again

Directed by
Orion Huang & Anna Maité Kaplan
2021
18 minutes
English
An intimate portrait of Wes Burleson, recently released from prison after 23 years, as he navigates his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption.