The upcoming feature-length documentary film, “The Prison Within,” a film exploring the destructive impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison, will make its world premiere at the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).
"Take care of yourself. If you’re healthy and feeling good, you can better respond to your child in a calm, nurturing way."
When children are deprived of plentiful self-directed opportunities to experience all of the play types, they lose potential pathways to fully grow, develop and heal.
From housing instability to economic hardship and the intergenerational trauma of mass incarceration, the impact of criminalization is dire.