OMAR & PETE
Tod Lending (USA) 71'
Omar and Pete explores the web of social and economic barriers that
low-income African-American men face in the context of incarceration
and release. The film examines existing support structures and those
that are needed to help former prisoners successfully re-enter their
families and neighborhoods. This compelling and highly personal film
will challenge the public's perceptions and reveal the individual,
family and community pathways that can lead to social change.
Tod Lending is an Academy Award nominated and national Emmy
award-winning producer/director/writer whose work has aired nationally
on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and HBO; has been screened and awarded at national
and international festivals and has been televised internationally
in Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of numerous awards including
a national Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special, Casey Medal for
Meritorious Journalism, CINE Gold Eagle, Golden Apple, the New York
Festival World Medal and the Innovation in Documentary Award to name
a few. He is the president and founder of Nomadic Pictures, a film
and television company based in Chicago.
Denise Blake, National Project Director
Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign