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Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Times Cinema 5906 West Vliet Street Milwaukee, WI, 53208 United States (map)


Directed by Cassidy Friedman

1hr 22mins

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, devoted school counselor Eric Butler moves his familty to Oakland, implementing a new policy of restorative justice at his new school, shifting from a punitive framework to a space where kids feel safe, heard, and allowed to speak. But while he pours time and energy into his work, a rift develops in his relationship with his teenage son, leading him to question his ability not just as a teacher, but a father. An inspirational and moving documentary that speaks to our great need for juvenile justice reform with intimacy and candor.

FILM SPONSOR:  Don and Mary Jo Layden

Community Partners: Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative