On March 31, 2023, President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed April 2023 as Second Chance Month and called for observance of the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Women Make Movies is answering the call by highlighting films that shed light on the impact of mass incarceration. Our Second Chance Awareness month films inspire dialogue about reentry programs designed to give returning community members agency and respect, keep families whole, build stronger and safer communities, and reduce recidivism in the long-term.
Don’t miss your chance to watch influential films like WINN (dir. Erica Tanamachi & Joseph East), which documents Pamela Winn’s mission to end shackling and ultimately prison birth; A WOMAN ON THE OUTSIDE (dir. Zara Katz & Lisa Riordan Seville), a deeply American story about prison-involved families and women caregivers; APART (dir. Jennifer Redfearn), an intimate portrait of three women who return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years; LOVE & DIANE (dir. Jennifer Dworkin), an examination of poverty, welfare, and drug rehabilitation in the United States today; MOTHERS OF BEDFORD (dir. Jenifer McShane), a candid look inside mothering young children while incarcerated; and BELLY OF THE BEAST (dir. Erika Cohn, prod. Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez, and Nicole Docta), an exposé of modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons.
Save 15 percent off of the titles in the collection through the month of April by using code 2CHANCE23.