INCARCERATING US
(84 min) US


SATURDAY 10/28, 5:20 PM (Session 22)

Director: Regan Hines
Producer: Vincent Vittorio

Description:
With 2.3 million people behind bars, the US has the largest prison population in the history of the world. Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just? The film begins with a brief overview of US prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented overincarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and moving personal stories, we see the failures of two major policies: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences.

Biography:
Regan Hines is motivated to make compelling films that shed light on social and political issues that both entertain audiences and move them to bring about change. Hines directed Incarcerating US to put a spotlight on a problem that is out of sight and out of mind for many Americans to illustrate the scope of the problem and the need for drastic criminal justice reform. As a partner at Life is My Movie Entertainment, Hines works on building the catalogue of films produced and distributed by collaborating on projects in all stages of production. Hines holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Delaware.

Vincent Vittorio is the founder and CEO of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, a company built on his ambition to elevate the documentary genre through visionary means of development, production and distribution. He has been a featured speaker at colleges and universities nationwide and has also been a featured guest on Bloomberg, CBS, Fox Business, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Huffington Post Live, and Fox News among others. Vincent's belief in the stirring power of documentary coupled with his dedication to maintaining integrity in non-fiction storytelling have set the table for exponential growth in the years ahead. His mission is simple: to grow Life Is My Movie Entertainment into one of the most respected names in the entertainment industry. His drive and work ethic work in concert with his ability to find unique ways to reach large audiences.

Contact Information:
e: mark@bullfrogfilms.com
w: www.incarceratingus.com


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