Above: The opening speakers at Tuesday night’s event have spent nearly 150 combined years in prison.
Dozens of community members turned out Tuesday night for The Re-Entry Film Festival, including a screening of “They Call Us Monsters” and a long discussion at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.
An expert panel addressed questions and comments from the audience which included many returning citizens.
Frontline Dads, Inc. and The Center For Returning Citizens (TCRC) organized the event.
Reentry Project editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, right, listens as Hassam Freeman of Frontline Dads speaks on a panel addressing the needs of people returning home after incarceration. Also pictured are Pam Superville from Philadelphia’s Office of Reintegration Services (R.I.S.E.) and Johndi Harrell from the The Center for Returning Citizens.