On Saturday, March 10th, the Dane County TimeBank will host a screening of CIRCLE UP, Julie Mallozzi’s award winning documentary on the topic of justice, forgiveness, and building relationships as a way to stop the cycle of violence. The director will be available for Q & A after the event followed by a panel discussion led by local people working on criminal justice reform. This event will provide a public forum to focus on and continue the community dialogue on this crucial topic.
Check out the CIRCLE UP trailer here:
More about the Film:
After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge.
CIRCLE UP is the story of a grieving mother, the men who murdered her son, and the unexpected relationships they create to prevent more violence.
CIRCLE UP is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability.
Screenings/Awards: Best Documentary Feature Grand Prize, Rhode Island International Film Festival; GlobeDocs Film Festival, Boston; Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago; numerous community screenings at schools, prisons, churches, statehouses, conferences, etc.