Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration

Don’t miss the release of DOWNSTREAM: The Effects of Parental Incarceration

A new film by Brad Salon

The Essex Community Justice Center will be hosting a screening of "Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration" on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 PM at Essex Cinemas.

Downstream is a one-hour documentary film featuring the compelling stories of those left behind when a parent goes to prison. Vermont children and caregivers share their experiences, revealing the complex and emotional terrain they navigate in the wake of a parent’s incarceration.

The film also includes the voices of a number of Vermont leaders and advocates whose perspectives help give larger context to the children’s and family’s stories. Those appearing in the film include: elected and state officials, educators, a law school professor, and a pediatrician. A discussion will follow the film.

“'DOWNSTREAM’ paints a vivid picture of the generational impact of incarceration on Vermont’s children and families. Kudos to the Lamoille Restorative Center for illustrating the challenges that confront young people when a parent is in prison. And thanks to the subjects who have agreed to share their most personal stories so that others may better understand the plight that they and others face.” -U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.

The screening is free and open to the public. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED – The Montpelier show was “sold out”.

To learn more about the film and to see the film trailer go to:

Reserve your seat by going to the Lamoille Restorative Center’s web site and click on Eventrbrite

Downstream is produced by Brad Salon, of Bear Notch Productions, in association with Resilience Beyond Incarceration a program of the Lamoille Restorative Center. For more information contact Tricia Long at tlong@ or 802.888.0538.