Independent Lens: Apart

Independent Lens: Apart

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Credit: Tim Metzger, © Red Antelope Films

Tomika with her daughter

In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, meet three mothers fighting to rebuild their lives.

Since the beginning of the War on Drugs, the number of women in U.S. prisons has grown drastically. The majority are mothers. Three unforgettable formerly incarcerated mothers, jailed for drug-related charges, fight to overcome alienation—and a society that labels them “felons”—to readjust to life with their families. Independent Lens: Apart airs Thursday, February 16 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

APART (Trailer) from Red Antelope Films on Vimeo.

This film is part of the New York State Public Media Overdose Epidemic, an initiative funded by the New York State Education Department that has called on NYS public media organizations to create a multi-platform project to help address mental health and addiction throughout the state. The project includes broadcast offerings, online content, and special events, like this screening. The NYS stations will also work to create comprehensive digital teaching tools, online learning, and essential instructional content.