[11/07/23 - 09:00 AM] HBO Original Documentary Short "How We Get Free" Debuts November 14 The film follows community activist Elisabeth Epps as she works to abolish the cash bail system in Colorado.
[via press release from HBO]
HBO Original Documentary Short HOW WE GET FREE Debuts November 14
Film Follows One Woman's Mission To Abolish The Cash Bail System
· The HBO Original documentary short HOW WE GET FREE, directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Samantha Knowles (HBO's "Black and Missing") and produced by the New York Times and Multitude Films, debuts TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (9:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.
· Synopsis: HOW WE GET FREE follows community activist Elisabeth Epps as she works to abolish the cash bail system in Colorado. Inspired by a New York Times article and filmed over the course of two years, the documentary tracks Epps' efforts as the founder and executive director of the Colorado Freedom Fund, a community bail fund working against the criminalization of poverty. For Epps, this work is personal. Having spent time in jail herself, where she bore witness to the conditions and inequities, she is passionately committed to this work.
As Epps spends her days and nights driving around Denver with thousands of dollars of cashiers' checks in hand, trying to help pre-trial inmates, she gains an unlikely supporter: Denver County Sheriff Elias Diggins. While Epps and Diggins disagree about many issues surrounding the criminal justice system, they find common ground on the detrimental effects of cash bail. After years of grassroots activism, and on the heels of the 2020 racial reckoning, Epps is confronting a new challenge: making systemic policy change by running for State Representative.
· Credits: HBO Documentary Films Presents a New York Times Production, a Multitude Films Production HOW WE GET FREE. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir, Samantha Knowles; produced by Kathleen Lingo, Sweta Vohra, Jess Devaney; executive produced by Nicholas Kulish, Sam Dolnick, Anya Rous. For HBO: executive producers Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez.
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