You Deserve Better Than Prison: Messages to Youth from Women Serving Life (4 minutes) was the idea of Avis Lee who is currently awaiting a public hearing that will decide her freedom. The desire to protect young people from similar paths is echoed throughout PA prisons and this piece showcases many voices, including family members and formerly incarcerated women who were sentenced to die as young people.
We Are More Than Our Worst Day, a 12 minute short,radiates resilience and the power to change that is widespread amongst people with death by incarceration sentences. This poignant vignette features the transformative journeys of Tequilla Fields and Tameka Flowers who are both seeking commutation.
The film entitled Pennsylvania’s Commutation Process: Naomi Blount’s Experience takes you through one woman’s journey of the lengthy and laborious steps of achieving freedom from a life sentence.Naomi Blount was the second woman to receive commutation in the last 30 years and has been home for one year. Lt. Governor John Fetterman, a leader in PA’s commutation reform, is also featured in this film.
Released in August of 2020 these three films were all produced by Tusko Films.
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