‘Virtually Free’ Film Screening and Live Panel Discussions
January 3 - February 3
The DBHIDS Division of Planning Innovation and Shine Global bring you “Virtually Free,” a documentary about juvenile justice and the power of art for change. This film is about unlikely allies who partner to transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration in Richmond, Va.
Access to the film will be available from Jan. 3 to Feb. 3.
In this film, we meet Sid, Taee, and AR, three teens in a detention center who are offered the chance to become activists speaking truth to power. Participating in a local arts organizations’ program, Performing Statistics, they are taught to deliver their powerful, authentic messages to the public, law enforcement, and government officials using their art, including a virtual reality jail cell they helped create.
Live Panel Discussions with Director Andre’ Robert Lee
Friday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Youth activists join the discussion
Friday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Local artists join the discussion
For more information, contact Rebekah Hughston at Rebekah.Hughston@Phila.gov.