Circles

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime:82
Rating:Not Rated
Genre:Documentary
Drama
Language:English
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cassidy Friedman
Producer:Cassidy Friedman
Music:William Ryan Fritch
Cinematographer:Owen Bissell
Cassidy Friedman
Jamie LeJeune
Clare Major
Editor:Juli Vizza

Description

An inspirational teacher finds his son beaten in jail.

Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, settled in Oakland, California where he counseled vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers and facilitated grief circles to overcome the effects of homicide and violence in area schools. Butler nurtures troubled youth and works to keep them in school. The film reaches a critical juncture when Eric's son is arrested and beaten in jail. Eric begins to question his methods and his ability to function as a father. In dramatic fashion, this inspirational teacher strives to provide a fair and compassionate life for future generations. - Pratibha Kelapure

Preceded by the short film: Little River Run; Director: Ed Skrein; Length: 12 min; Country: United Kingdom


Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce

Included Shorts

Little River Run (14min) More

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