Circle Up/Mayor of Graterford
October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance at forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge. Circle Up is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability. (Julie Mallozzi, USA, 69 min)
Stay after the screenings for a special post-film discussion about restorative justice with Rais Bhuiyan of World Without Hate.
General Admission: $10 | Senior/Student/Low-Income: $7 | BUY TICKETS
A Boy from Yemen
Asem, a 10-year-old refugee who escaped the brutal violence in Yemen, reminisces about witnessing the horrors of daily bombings, recounts his journey to America, and shares his hopes for the future.
(Dustin Connors, USA, 3 min)
The Mayor of Graterford
In Pennsylvania, a life sentence comes without the option of parole. Follow the story of one prior ‘lifer’ who is bringing to light the plight of elderly inmates and revealing the injustice of a system that doesn’t give transformed individuals a second chance.
(Jack McCarthy, USA, 40 min)