Restorative Partners Sponsors Two Films in the 2015 SLO Film Festival!
April 29th, 2015
Banging to Baking: The Malachi Chavez story was shown at Mission Theater Downtown SLO and In An Ideal World at the Galaxy Theatre in Atascadero and the Palm SLO. "In an Ideal World is heroic filmmaking. Told through the eyes of the warden and three inmates, we learn about the stark realities of prison life and maintaining the racial order. But the film also finds glimmers of hope behind the walls. In an Ideal World is rich, insightful, and occasionally heartbreaking. This is a must see film for anyone who cares about prison reform, prisoner reentry, and racial tensions in America. It is a film I will not soon forget." Joan Petersilia, PhD. Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
Panelists: George Ramos (Alternatives to Violence Project), John Piccirillo (actor), Noel Schwerin (Filmmaker), Sam Lewis (actor) and Sr. Theresa Harpin (Director, Restorative Partners).