EVENTS

Screenings 

Allied Media Conference
07/02/2022
Virtual
Screening and discussion with Gilda Sheppard, Kimonti Carter, and Tonya Wilson, exploring how the film’s distribution has impacted their transformative justice advocacy.
253 Club/YWCA Pierce County
06/30/2022
In-person @ The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join the 253 Club for a free screening of "Since I Been Down." This documentary investigates how policies and inequities in WA State caused a generation of Black youth to serve life in prison. Post film discussion to be led by Gilda Sheppard & Tonya Wilson.
King County Health Jail Health Services Keynote/General Session
06/08/2022
Virtual
Key Note/ Panel Discussion with member of the King County Jail Health Services Team led by Gilda Sheppard & Dr. Audrey Covner. Making of the film, humanizing the person, addressing the stress on staff as they face racism both in their clients lives as well as their own work.
Yogahub Australia, Poppy Sloan
05/30/2022
In-person: Perth, Australia / Virtual: Post-Film Discussion
This discussion will aim to spread awareness about transformative justice & highlight Australia based in-prison educational & support programs.
Seattle Central College: Phebe Jewell
05/17/2022
In-person
Sharing this film with the students of Seattle Central College and Gilda talking about her process making the film and her extensive experience teaching in a number of prison in WA State.
Central Washington University: Christine Henderson, Department of Law and Justice
05/17/2022
Virtual & In-Person
Spread awareness to undergraduate students at Central Washington University about transformative justice and incarceration programming.
WA State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
05/12/2022
375 SW 11th St, Chehalis, WA 98532 (Green Hill School)
2022 InLight Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
04/15/2022
114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
https://tvw.org/video/2021-state-supreme-court-symposium-2021061001/?eventID=2021061001
Take part of a moving film festival at Indiana University, Bloomington by watching Since I Been Down. Stay after the screening to hear our director, Gilda Sheppard, and re-entry coordinator at the Freedom Project, Tonya Wilson, speak!
After Incarceration
04/14/2022
Virtual
https://tvw.org/video/2021-state-supreme-court-symposium-2021061001/?eventID=2021061001
Watch Since I Been Down from April 11-18th. Then, join other community members to hear from a moving panel about restorative re-entry and the culture of punishment in our communities.
Living Arts Cultural Heritage Center
04/09/2022
Seattle Prep School Assembly
04/08/2022
University of Puget Sound
04/07/2022
The Corps Network
04/05/2022
The Parable Tacoma
04/03/2022
The Gatekeepers
03/31/2022
CHOOSE180, and the Freedom Project WA
03/15/2022
Center for Humane Services
03/07/2022
Living Arts Cultural Heritage Center
02/27/2022
Merrimack College
02/24/2022
Institute for Black Justice
02/24/2022
Tacoma Urban Performance Arts Center
02/20/2022
YWCA of Olympia
02/19/2022
Alliance for Higher Education in Prison
02/15/2022
Lewis & Clark, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic
02/09/2022
Bright Future Now
02/06/2022
Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative
02/06/2022
WA Therapy Fund Association
02/04/2022
Vashon-Maury SURJ
01/23/2022
Meaningful Movies Spokane
01/19/2022
FAME & TDHS Present Since I Been Down: Criminal Justice Reform Discussion
01/15/2022
Screening & Conversation at Northwest Community Bail Fund
12/13/2021
Civil Survival Presents the Film Since I Been Down
11/30/2021
National Conference on Higher Education in Prison
11/13/2021
Screening at Ebenezer Baptist Church
11/12/2021
Visualizing Abolition: Conversation with Adrienne Maree Brown and Gilda Sheppard
10/26/2021
Multi-faith Dialogue for a More Humane Justice System
10/24/2021
Gilda Sheppard at The Documentary Toolkit
08/19/2021
2021 State Supreme Court Symposium
06/02/2021
Correctional Education Association Leadership Forum
05/15/2021
King County Library
04/24/2021
Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning
04/16/2021
DOCNYC 2020 Since I Been Down, Facebook Live
11/15/2020
Washington State Department of Corrections
03/01/2020
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Festivals

Centre Film Festival
11/01/2021
Social Justice Film Festival
10/07/2021
Freep Film Festival
09/26/2021
The Reel Hilltopia Film Festival
09/25/2021
Montreal International Black Film Festival
09/22/2021
Oakland Film Festival
09/17/2021
Local Sightings Festival
09/16/2021
Local Sightings Festival 2021
09/16/2021
Sebastopol Film Festival
06/10/2021
Milwaukee Film Festival
05/06/2021
Thin Line Festival
03/24/2021
Halifax Black Film Festival
02/23/2021
Big Sky Film Festival
02/19/2021
Toronto Black Film Festival
02/10/2021
Detroit Free Press Freep Film Festival
12/01/2020
Tacoma International Film Festival
11/11/2020
DOCNYC 2020 with Live Panel
11/11/2020
Portland Film Festival
10/12/2020
DOKTOBER at the Pickford
10/09/2020
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards with a live panel featuring Director Gilda Sheppard and Tonya Wilson, Reentry Outreach Coordinator for The Freedom Project
10/02/2020
Social Justice Film Festival with Live Panel
10/01/2020
Cleveland International Film Festival
04/15/2020
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Freep Film Festival: Detroit Free Press Reporter Lily Altavena interviews Director Gilda Sheppard and Tonya Wilson, Reentry Outreach Coordinator for the Freedom Project

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