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Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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


Directed by Cassidy Friedman

1hr 22mins

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