Two great documentaries: Children in Jail and Inside the Circle

01.01.08 / by

UPDATE:  The film on family dentention in the United States is now called, “The Least of These.”  Please check out their new website at theleastofthese-film.com. A new post is here.

I’ve been working for while now on a documentary short website, Children in Jail. It’s about the Hutto prison in Taylor, Texas, that holds families, including children. I recommend y’all check out the website (and give me feedback on the design): http://childreninjail.com.

Also I just did a bit of work for another documentary that is already out, Inside the Circle. I haven’t seen it, but it looks great, and is getting very good reviews. From the website:

Capturing the raw power of a grassroots hip-hop movement in the heart of Texas, INSIDE THE CIRCLE tells the story of two strikingly talented b-boys, Josh and Omar, former best friends who become rivals when they join competing dance crews. Immersed in the b-boy culture of defiant creativity, Omar rises to international renown while Josh tangles with the Texas criminal justice system. Both of them struggle to keep dance at the center of their lives, and the “B-Boy City” competitive events thrown by visionary street dancer Romeo Navarro serve as emotional milestones in their journey to adulthood. Facing off in intense dance battles that mirror the larger events in their lives, Josh and Omar seek redemption, identity and respect “inside the circle.” As Romeo aptly observes: “If you can hold yourself down in battle, you can hold yourself down in life.”

Check out the website at www.insidethecircle.com.