The Pushouts' director Katie Galloway launches VIEWFINDER, short form documentary series offering fresh perspectives on criminal justice issues. The new series by The Marshall Project highlights experiences of individuals affected by the prison system. The first short in the series, "HOT CHICKEN, FAIR CHANCE," focuses on Hot Chicken Takeover, an Ohio-based friend chicken restaurant that hires those affected by an incarceration history. The film highlights the need to give the formerly incarcerated a fair chance and illuminates how and why that policy is not, as Deloss says, "a warm, fuzzy policy but a business strategy." The piece focuses on the other end of the SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE, from THE RETURN - featuring those being released from prison who, in balance, struggle mightily to find work.
This project could have not seen daylight without the support of Genevieve Martin & Dave's Killer Bread Foundation, who helped hatch the idea; The Marshall Project & USA TODAY who provided the platform to take this story nationwide; The Fledgling Fund which has stood with The Return Project us as partners and supporters for years; and many thanks to cut50's Alex Gudich, Bilal Kevin Chatman, The Last Mile, Josh from Virgin, Jena Wuu and Uber. Of course the piece wouldn't have happened without the patience and talents of Joe DeLoss, Shannon Wilson, Joseph Greene, Mariana Price, Kadri Koop, Lauren Knapp and Jonathan Zalben. Thank you!
Read there entire article and watch the film HERE!