Echoes of Incarceration Releases New Film" Caring Through Struggle"

June 17, 2014

We have been enthusiastic supporters of the Echoes of Incarceration Project since their first, self-titled film was released in 2009. In fact, we utilize the film at our annual training for pro bono lawyers for the VOLS Incarcerated Mothers Law Project due to its value in demonstrating the real-life issues that the children of incarcerated parents face. 

The Echoes of Incarceration project trains the children of incarcerated parents to be filmmakers and tell their own stories. The first ten-minute movie received overwhelmingly positive responses and thanks to a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, the project has released another film, “Caring Through Struggle” about the grandparents and caregivers responsible for the children of incarcerated parents. They write: “It’s an intimate look at the growing and overlooked population.” This 11-minute film can be viewed here.

Furthermore, we are looking forward to their next film which will examine visiting parents in prison--an issue which is surprisingly fraught and controversial. “This film will dig into the challenges, sorrows, and incredible joys of visiting a parent in prison, and address one of the deepest misconceptions that children with incarcerated parents face,” they write.