This narrative series, the first of its kind, has been developed as part of the Reenvision Justicia Collaborative, a LatinoJustice initiative seeking to dismantle the corrupt American criminal justice system built to oppress Latinos and people of color. The collaborative consists of a network of over 100 organizers, lawyers and advocates throughout America’s Latino communities who work to address the effects of the criminal justice system on their neighborhoods.
Our narrative film project seeks to document the depth and impact of the harm the current criminal justice system has brought upon Latino communities. Through a series of documentaries focused on the real-life stories of the system’s survivors, we aim to make visible the invisible by elevating their voices as well as those of community leaders on issues such as social stigma, crimmigration, racial profiling and more. Together, the videos are a part of the organization’s broader platform to engage our communities in criminal justice, policing and drug policy reform.
1 Framing documentary: Bad Hombres
100% Real-life Stories
1 Overarching Issue: A Broken Criminal Justice System
Reenvision Justicia is a LatinoJustice initiative seeking to dismantle the corrupt American criminal justice system built to oppress Latinos and other communities of color. The collaborative, a network of more than 100 Latino organizers, lawyers and advocates, works to address the effects of the criminal justice system on their neighborhoods.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond. To learn more about our work, visit LatinoJustice.org.
Our narrative film project writes Latinos into a history that would have us erased, the first step in decolonization. It seeks to document the depth and impact of the harm the current criminal justice system has brought upon our communities. By featuring the real stories of impacted Latinos with insights from experts on the harms of the racialized and broken-beyond-repair US criminal justice system, we make the invisible visible and elevate their voices as well as their solutions.
As part of a set of tools and platforms through which LatinoJustice will engage our communities in criminal justice, policing drug policy reform, racial profiling, crimmigration, and the stigma that runs throughout them all, the videos pair with educational toolkits and other materials to increase awareness and drive action items towards active engagement of the greater Latino community by our staff and the network.
For more information about Reenvision Justicia, please contact Jerónimo Saldaña.