FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– April 23, 2021
“Time” Oscar Watch Party and Celebration
New Orleans, LA– Criminal Justice reform advocates will be hosting an Oscar Watch Party and Celebration for the Oscar nominated documentary “Time”. This documentary, filmed over 2 decades, shares the story of matriarch Fox Rich as she fights for her husband Robert’s release from Angola while raising their six sons.
VOTE Nola, Friends and Families of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Promise of Justice Institute, Power Coalition, and Participatory Defense Movement NOLA will be hosting an event to celebrate this film’s Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. The film’s director, Garet Bradley won the U.S. documentary directing award for “Time” at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, becoming the first Black woman to do so.
This film shares the story and experiences of families that is not often shared when discussing mass incarceration. Weaving together home videos, interviews, and footage from the last few years of Fox’s fight for Robert’s release, the documentary gives viewers a glimpse into this powerful family’s life.
Avid criminal justice advocates, this family has shared their story with our community and across the nation working to end mass incarceration. The organizations hosting the Oscar Watch party are excited to share the success and message of this film across platforms and continue the work to end mass incarceration in Louisiana and beyond.
The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally ignored communities. We are a coalition of groups from across Louisiana whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.
Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, VOTE, FFLIC, PJI, PDMNOLA
What: Criminal Justice Advocates host Oscars viewing party to celebrate the nomination of “Time”.
When: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Contacts: Ashley Shelton, President Power Coalition for Equity and Justice email@example.com
Morgan Shannon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Womack, Executive Director FFLIC, email@example.com
**PRESS RELEASE** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- April 20, 2021