DOCUMENTARY | 15 – 20 MIN. | HEALING AFTER LONELINESS, HONORABLE MENTIONS, PEOPLE OF COLOR, SOCIAL & POLITICAL DIVISIONS, WORKPLACE
After spending 13 years imprisoned, Maryam Henderson-Uloho has now dedicated her life to helping other women.
But What Does It Mean?
EXPLORE THE FILM'S MEANING →
Even when we feel that we have a sense of a film’s meaning, there is often more to uncover.
Watch this video to better understand the film and why we selected it for the festival.
CLICK TO EXPLORE THE FILM'S THEMES
Follow the recommendation of Sister Mary Uloho and look inside yourself to find the good and beauty that is there. Create a list poem of the qualities that you find. End the poem with a listing of how you hope these qualities are expressed or seen in the world.
Meet the Filmmaker
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Mohammad Gorjestani is an Iranian-American filmmaker. His films have screened at festivals worldwide, and have been featured by publications such as VICE and The Guardian. He was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2014, and is a 2x recipient of the San Francisco Film Society’s KRF Filmmaking Grant for his feature in development.
WHY THEY MADE THE FILM
“The incarceration epidemic in America is rarely portrayed from the perspective of women. The brutal bars of our failed justice system incarcerates 250,000 women in the United States. Maryam Uloho was one of those women brutalized and her story of redemption is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and puts the mirror up to the failures of our society and the paradox that is the American Dream.”
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