Reconstruction, Inc.

Produced by: 
Reconstruction, Inc.
Year: 
1996
Duration: 
00:19:15

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Community Visions Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions Vol. 5 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change.

 


Project Facilitators: Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Nadine Stanley, and Nadine Patterson

 


Film Summary:

Reconstruction Inc. is a program of rehabilitation for parolees and their families which helps former inmates to reestablish themselves in the community by overcoming cycles of violent behavior and understanding their own motivations and needs. The video includes interviews with former inmates, Reconstruction participants and activists, as well as Reconstruction founder and executive director William Goldsby, who outlines the four-year process of re-integration. As prison rights activist Father Paul Washington succinctly states, the greatest tragedy that could befall a human being is that one sees no reason to even hope. I feel there must always be hope. That’s why I will not give up for a second-time offender, or a third, or fourth.

 


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