Mother's Day

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Roxie Theatre Fri, Jun 9, 2017 7:16 PM


Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows 3 men during 4 days of intensive group therapy with convicts. The result is a rare look past the cinder block walls and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal an intimate portrait of human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

Film Info
Director:Elizabeth Lo & R.J. Lozada
Running Time:8 min.


Once a year on Mother's Day, a charity bus service takes children from across California to visit their mothers in prison. Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison, nearly one in ten of the state's children. Many of these children are unable to regularly visit their incarcerated parents because remote, rural prisons are often difficult to access for low-income families. rough this bus journey, Mother's Day explores the impact of mass incarceration on an entire generation of youth.