The Last Mile

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Natural Life
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 7, 2015 12:16 PM
Tirtza Even uses documentary film, a gallery installation and an interactive online archive to challenge the inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole for crimes they committed as youth. Their background and their potential for rehabilitation were never taken into account at any point in the charging and sentencing process. The U.S. is the only country in the world that allows Life Without Parole sentencing for youth. -JM
Natural Life
Roxie Theatre Mon, Jun 8, 2015 9:15 PM
Tirtza Even uses documentary film, a gallery installation and an interactive online archive to challenge the inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole for crimes they committed as youth. Their background and their potential for rehabilitation were never taken into account at any point in the charging and sentencing process. The U.S. is the only country in the world that allows Life Without Parole sentencing for youth. -JM
Film Info
Director:Ondi Timoner
Running Time:15

Description

THE LAST MILE is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.