Unique, Powerful Documentary Sheds Light on Prison Reform


TAOS, N.M., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rites of Passage and Imagica Pictures have launched a new Kickstarter campaign, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1178181924/the-light-in-the-shadow-a-documentary-film-on-pris, to raise funds for their new documentary on prison reform, The Light in the Shadow…

Heartfelt stories reveal the horrors and the very dark side of prison then move toward attainable solutions proven to create positive change. Interviewed are former inmates, family members, a former corrections officer, a concerned citizen and three distinguished artists. Woven throughout are striking, sometimes chilling photos of the Santa Fe Penitentiary, art created by inmates, letters written from prison and a memorable soundtrack.

“There are general feelings of hostility and hopelessness in prisons today and it is getting worse with overcrowding…Being in prison is the final ride downhill unless one can resist the things around him and learn to function in a society which he no longer has any contact with. Arts programs for many of us may be the final salvation of our minds from prison insanity. It’s contact with the best of the human race. It is something that says that we, too, are still valuable.” …

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