YouTube Originals Launches New Documentary “Caught: Cash bail in America‘ which examines the growing movement to end bail’s inherent economic and racial inequalities, while highlighting the victims affected by an unjust system, the tireless campaigners fighting for criminal justice reform, and a lobby for the Bond industry committed to maintaining the status quo.
The documentary will be available for free streaming on October 12th only on Real Stories YouTube Channel Beginning at 7pm ET l 4pm PT with a live chat and discussion with the filmmakers and cast members.
Every year, millions of American men and women are jailed before they can even be convicted of a crime – all because they cannot afford to post bail. how did we get here “Captured: Cash Bail in America” sheds light on our deeply flawed criminal justice system and the activists working to reform it. Check out Trapped: Cash Bail in America below!
“Captive: Cash Bail in America” also puts a face to those forgotten behind bars and sheds light on the human impact on those in prison awaiting trial. The harsh impact this has on the defendants and their families is outlined through the story of a single mother who was separated from her children for a non-violent crime. As activism begins at the local level, a national conversation is slowly beginning to emerge to combat mass incarceration and free Americans who are unequally imprisoned.
“Captive: Cash Bail in America” is produced and written by Chris L Jenkins and directed and edited by Garret Hubbard. Nadine ZylstraLeader of the YouTube Originals Learning, Impact, and Kids & Families teams, and Jan Roth on the Learning and Impact development team overseeing the documentary. Malika Saada Saar serves as Global Head of Human Rights for YouTube.
The documentary joins YouTube’s global roster of new and returning projects dedicated to amplifying black voices. “Captive: Cash Bail in America” continues YouTube’s longstanding commitment to celebrating a broad and diverse range of perspectives on the platform. Other projects from the list include a documentary series by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and a livestream special from HBCU Homecoming (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
“Captive: Cash Bail in America” won the Social Impact Award at the A Show For A Change Film Festival and opens that too (In)justice for all film festivall on December 10, 2020.
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