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mothers seek true justice for
their murdered sons


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.

CIRCLE UP is currently screening in film festivals. The 69-minute feature and 12-minute short version are also available for use in schools, survivors’ groups, courthouses, prisons, and community settings to:

  • start conversations about justice, forgiveness, and accountability

  • promote restorative justice as an alternative to school suspension or juvenile detention

  • support healing for survivors of violence

  • help incarcerated people transform their lives

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