Since I Been Down spotlights prisoner Kimonti Carter and follows his efforts, as well as a wide group of prisoners, as they create a model of education that is transforming their lives, their communities, our prisons, and our own humanity. Kimonti is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. And yet, he devotes himself every day to educating and expanding the perspectives of his fellow prisoners. Carter is a member of the #BlackPrisonersCaucus and started the prison led education program, T.E.A.C.H.
The film, told by the people who have lived these conditions, unravels intimate stories from interviews brought to life through archival footage, cinema verité discussions, masquerade, and dance, unraveling why children commit violent crime and how these children – now adults – are breaking free from their fate by creating a model of justice that is transforming their lives and the quality of life for all our children.
We will be hosting an in person screening and discussion about this movie and movement at the Mt Baker Community Club and simultaneously hoping an online screening and discussion on Zoom.
Event Schedule (All noted times are Pacific Time)
5:30 PM Doors pen for in-person event at the Mt Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S.
6:00 PM Zoom room opens for online screening; Brief Introductions on Zoom and at the Mt Baker Community Club
6:05 PM Simultaneous film screenings at the Mt Baker Community Club and online
7:50 PM Begin Zoom Room and In Person Discussion Groups; (If we have a speaker, Discussion Groups will start at approximately 8:05)
If you plan to participate online, you can join the Zoom room for the screening and discussion HERE.
Special Guests: TBD