We are excited to be heading to the premiere of CIRCLE UP at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this Friday, August 11. It's been a long road and we are happy to finally share Janet and Clarissa's journey towards healing after the murders of their sons. We've followed them as they faced their son's murderers and offered forgiveness in exchange for accountability. We show their heartbreak and their hope. They humble us as they share their experiences with young people who are devastated by the violence around them. These courageous mothers revisit the unthinkable again and again, hoping to break the chain of violence and revenge so another family does not suffer as they have.
Later this fall, we will be launching a national campaign to promote restorative justice practices as an alternative to the traumatic re-victimization and revenge killings that many survivors of homicide victims experience within the legal system and their communities. By pairing screenings of our film with survivor-led circles, we hope to bring restorative justice to schools, prisons, and community groups across America. In Boston we are partnering with city government, universities, and community groups to bring this important work forward.
We're grateful for the many grants and contributions that made CIRCLE UP possible. Please consider donating to our tax-deductible impact campaign today!
We are aiming for a Boston premiere in January 2018, paired with a Q&A and community discussion facilitated by survivors of violence..