Courageous Conversations Film Screening and Discussion: Second Shot In-Person
In partnership with Odyssey Impact, Westfield Memorial Library is launching a new film series featuring powerful award-winning documentaries intended to increase awareness and conversations around contemporary social issues. The films will examine a variety of issues including healing, racial justice, mass incarceration, community trauma, allyship, relationship building, second chances, and more.
Following the screenings, attendees will have the opportunity for talk-back with film creators, and facilitated conversations with relevant experts and community organizations. The vision of Odyssey Impact is a just, more inclusive, and hopeful world, supported by a compassionately connected and activated society.
An investigative documentary about violent crime and juvenile justice.
Second Shot (27 min) investigates the complexities of the US parole process through the lens of one of New York’s most examined murders of the early 90’s: a shootout on Christmas night during a screening of Godfather III. Through intimate storytelling from both the victim and perpetrator, the film exposes the impossibility of using punishment as a form of healing.
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