About the Film

In Seattle, Washington, the county government pilots a paradigm-shifting restorative justice program with the goal of keeping youths out of prison, bringing healing to disenfranchised families and communities, and reforming our dysfunctional justice system. With animation, the film tracks a Mexican-American youth facing four felony charges as he struggles through the program, shepherded by a former Cambodian gang leader. With live-action, the film flashes back to the indigenous origins of peacemaking circles in the Yukon and tracks the winding trajectory that brought the ancient practice from the past to the present.

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DIRECTED & EDITED BY 

ERIC DANIEL METZGAR

 

PRODUCED BY 

MIKAELA BEARDSLEY

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

RICHARD BURBIDGE

SUZANNE BURBIDGE

 

ANIMATION DIRECTOR

REZA RIAHI

 

MUSIC BY

ADAM CRYSTAL

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY

DOMENIC BARBERO