Best Short Documentary, 2018
Perception: From Prison to Purpose (USA, 40 min)
Directed by Jonathan Reed
In 2009, Noah Schultz was arrested for attempted murder sentenced and incarcerated for seven years. Pushed to better himself and to challenge our perceptions of what it means to be an inmate, Noah took advantage of every program, workshop and educational service provided. From gang member and drug dealer, to college grad, author, and TEDx speaker. Noah’s determination and spirit have launched him to success; and he continues to advocate for programs in youth correctional facilities, and hopes to achieve reform of our prison systems nation’s widespread.
- Festival Screening: Friday March 9th, 2018 approx. 9:53 pm
- Q&A: Noah Schultz, the film's principal character to immediately follow screening
- Cautionary Suggestion: Ages 16+