“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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