Following the last review of Hudson Link For Higher Education In Prison, we would like to introduce further a fabulous trailer to the documentary "Zero Percent", which focuses on the college program inside Sing Sing correctional Facility in New York state.
What is really exciting about "Zero Percent" is the accolades and awards that the documentary is winning. "Zero Percent" has won the first-ever Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival; the Best documentary at the Breckenridge, Bronx and Las Vegas Film Festivals, the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and an Indie Award of Excellence. Wow! That is a lot of accolades and awards.
The film is directed by Tim Skousen and the documentary takes you inside the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison program. The film focuses on the lives of several inmates who have been incarcerated for many years, in and out of prison for most of their lives. We then are able to see the transformation of these prisoners as they gain confidence and self-worth through the Hudson Link education program.
The title, "Zero Percent" refers to the amount of recidivism that inmates who have completed the Hudson Link program have experienced. With national recidivism rates as high as 60%, Zero percent is a bold statement as to the effectiveness of the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison program.
"a film for the dedication to fighting injustices and creating social change for the improvement of humanity."
Sing Sing Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison, not a white collar prison and the documentary is at both times heart-warming and heart-wrenching as you witness the change of these inmate/students and realize the fact that until their release--they are still behind bars.
According to the Embrey Family Foundation who awarded the documentary the Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival, this is "a film for the dedication to fighting injustices and creating social change for the improvement of humanity."
The documentary is screening throughout the country.
Please feel free to watch the YouTube video of the trailer.