Hot Docs highlights interesting new documentaries we’ve recently added to our collection.
A Sentence Apart (DVD 8956) is one of the shorter documentaries in our collection, but by all accounts, it packs a punch. The film examines the often tense, fractious relationships between inmates and their families by following the three stories of children whose parents are incarcerated. The focus is not on why these people are in jail but on how prison has shaped their families.
A Sentence Apart follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to break the generational cycle of incarceration.