The coalminer’s daughter. The bartender. The police brutality activist. The grieving mother. Each looked at the man representing her in Congress and said, “I can do better.”
After being released from prison, they were eager to find employment and get their lives back on track. But on countless job applications, one simple question stood in their way.
More than 70 million American adults, or 29 percent of the U.S. adult population, have a criminal record. And these conviction histories can haunt the formerly incarcerated for the rest of their lives. In this video, filmed at and made possible by the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a group of New Yorkers who spent time incarcerated share the far-reaching impact their records have had on their lives.
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Equality Equation, a producer on this project, is a digital media lab based in NYC that catalyzes seismic social and cultural change by harnessing the power of art, activism + media. Yaara Sumeruk, who edited this project, is a director and editor based in Brooklyn, New York.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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