An investigative documentary about violent crime and juvenile justice.
Second Shot investigates the complexities of the US parole process through the lens of one of New York’s most examined murders of the early 90’s: a shootout on Christmas night during a screening of Godfather III. Through intimate storytelling from both the victim and perpetrator, the film exposes the impossibility of using punishment as a form of healing.
Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis | Run Time 27 minutes
The impact campaign for Second Shot is designed to educate, engage and activate the public around the urgent need for a national examination of the lifetime incarceration of minors. The campaign will address key themes that affect the incarcerated and those who have experienced harm. What would a second chance look like? Restorative justice, transparency of the parole process, access to helpful resources and real support will all be examined.
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Support families fighting for parole reform in NY through The People’s Campaign for Parole Justice.
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