Circle Up – with Q&A
Directed by Julie Mallozzi
After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge.
Circle Up is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability.
To do our part to support violence prevention efforts in the Rochester community, the festival offers this screening to the community free of charge!
Q & A following the screening with Wanda Ridgeway, Executive Director of Rise Up Rochester and Ray Mayoliz, Manager of Youth Outreach & Violence Prevention for the City of Rochester.
The Community Partner for this screening is Rise Up Rochester.
Julie Mallozzi’s films explore the ways cultural traditions from around the globe intersect, hybridize, and are turned to new social purposes far from their original context. Her films have won awards at festivals around the world and have screened in museums, universities, and on public television. She also produces videos and transmedia projects for community organizations and works as a freelance producer and editor in Boston’s lively documentary community. Mallozzi received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Mallozzi has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston University, and Rhode Island School of Design.