About this film

Since I Been Down is an American story showcasing Tacoma, Wash., through the eyes of a community decimated by drugs, poverty and fear. Thrown into prison as children — not for education or rehabilitation, but for removal and punishment  as adults they cannot be silenced. Together they build a prisoners’ community of healing that extended beyond prison walls. The film is a dramatic chronicle of how gangs, fear, racism and power arrested the development of one American community. “Since I Been Down spotlights prisoner Kimonti Carter and follows his efforts, as well as a wide group of prisoners, as they break free from their fate and create a model of education that is transforming their lives, their communities, our prisons and our humanity.

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Sept. 26, 2021
2:30 p.m.

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Sept. 22-29, 2021

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FILM CREDITS

Director:
Gilda Sheppard
 

Writer:
Gilda Sheppard, Saman Maydani
 

Cinematographer:
Canh Nguyen
 

Editor:
Saman Maydani
 

Composer:
Carlos Esparza
 

Executive producers:
Gilda Sheppard, David Menschel 
 

Producers:
Saman Maydani, June Nho Ivers, Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss
 

Year:
2020
 

Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes
 

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