Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing’s devastating consequences, captured by Cindy’s brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.
Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the mid ’80s, Dorian Cabrera fell victim to a life of crime. He eventually was incarcerated for 12 years and 8 months of his life. During that time, Dorian was able to change for the better and also learn the optical trade. Upon his release, he was able to become a successful entrepreneur, a college graduate and a loving husband and father.
The new documentary, “Colonization is Extinction”, takes a hard look at how the lack of knowledge Puerto Ricans have about their history is crippling us as a nation. Take a sneak peek at some of the street interviews conducted in the heart of the Puerto Rican community in el barrio. The answers may surprise you.
documentary portrait of Harlem-born attorney Anthony Ricco who fights
for the light and the lives of young black men in prison and on Death
Row. His struggle for justice makes the connection between slavery,
lack of education, and poverty. In a country designed to cage and
shackle black men, Tony Ricco’s personal journey and legal career
reflects the spirit of liberation.