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Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Oriental Theatre East Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)


Directed by Cassidy Friedman

1hr 22mins

Followed at 12pm noon with a forum "Circles: Milwaukee Talks Restorative Practice”, hosted by the MFF Lounge at Kenilworth Square East Gallery (2155 N. Prospect Ave.)

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, devoted school counselor Eric Butler moves his family 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.

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FILM SPONSOR:  Don and Mary Jo Layden

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