The United States has one of the largest growing prison population in the world. And the largest growing population within US prisons are people of color. Some theorize that this has become "The New Jim Crow."
In February 2012, Matthew Pillischer directed a movie titled, "Broken On All Sides," which is a documentary whose focus is on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice world. According to people who have worked on the documentary, people of color are more likely to be targeted at higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecutions and harsher sentences.
"Those among us who might think the struggle for "Civil Rights" is essentially a done deal face a rude awakening. Of several urgent moral mountains still to climb, U.S Criminal Law & Incarceration Reform is a major one."Those among us who might think the struggle for "Civil Rights" is essentially a done deal face a rude awakening. Of several urgent moral mountains still to climb, U.S Criminal Law & Incarceration Reform is a major one.
The documentary hopes to answer some questions as to why this is happening in the modern criminal justice world of the US. It is aimed to be used as a resource in educating, motivating and empowering community on the issue of racial inequalities within the criminal justice system.
The documentary, Broken On All Sides, has achieved great success with rave reviews and and many honors and awards, including an Award of Merit for Liberation/SocialJustice/Protest from the Accolade Awards, Audience Choice Award through New Hope Films and Best Social Issue Documentary by the Bare Bones Film Festival.
To view the trailer, please go here.
To view the local are for screenings, please go here.