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.

Contact Information:
Denise Blake, National Project Director
Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign
Outreach Extensions

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