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Apart
86-minutes
The number of women in U.S. prisons has grown by 800% over the past 40 years. And the vast majority are mothers. In a Midwestern state caught between harsh drug sentencing and rising incarceration for women, three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap at a new reentry program for women, run by Malika, an advocate formerly incarcerated in the same prison.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 2 – 11:00am

Apart

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Running Time
Feature Film
86 minutes
Genres
Documentary

Apart

In a Midwestern state caught between harsh drug sentencing and rising incarceration for women, three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap at a new reentry program for women, run by Malika, an advocate formerly incarcerated in the same prison. Filmed over 3 ½ years, APART traces their steps as they reconstruct lives derailed by drugs and prison. At its heart, APART is a family story. It’s the story of separation, loss and survival. But it’s also a story of women helping each other return to their communities—a story of love and reunion. Amanda, Tomika, and Lydia are three women among millions who are fighting to rebuild their lives after prison, as women are now the fastest-growing population in the U.S. criminal legal system.

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Festival screenings
Year(s) screened
  • 2021
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 2 – 11:00am
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