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"Possibly the most moving moment you'll see on screen all year."

                                                                           - Peter Keough, Boston Globe


After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge.

An extraordinary internal journey into the power of forgiveness.
— Melissa Ludkte, Journalist and Author

CIRCLE UP is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability.



CIRCLE UP is currently screening in film festivals. The 69-minute feature and 14-minute short version are also available for use in schools, survivors’ groups, courthouses, prisons, and community settings.

A must-see for educators and teens!
— Jessica Patti, K-12 Social and Emotional Learning teacher