Erica Tanamachi  

Erica (Filanc) Tanamachi is an award-winning filmmaker and MFA Cinema graduate of San Francisco State University (2007). Erica was Creative Producer for the feature documentary "Motherload," which won “Best Documentary” from the Hollywood North Film Awards. She also won “Best Documentary” from The Sonoma Film Festival, Silverlake Film Festival and The Documentary Foundation for her short documentary "Living Poets". Erica is passionate about creating powerful underrepresented stories that show the truth of the human experience.

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A film by Erica Tanamachi, 2022, 17 min, Color

After miscarrying her baby in prison due to shackling, Pamela Winn becomes an activist, leading thousands to support – and pass – the 2019 Georgia Dignity Act, which outlawed shackling of pregnant and postpartum inmates. WINN follows Pamela’s journey from prison to the halls of the state Capitol; from incarcerated person to outspoken law-changer; from…

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