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The Invisible Heart

The Invisible Heart

A film by Nadine Pequeneza
80 minutes, color, Canada, 2018
DVD includes: Closed Captions and Chapter Selections

File under: African American, All Films, Business/Entrepeneurship, Government, Homepage, Law, New Release, Social Impact Bonds, Urban Studies

Synopsis

The Invisible Heart provides an expansive and compelling overview into the world of social impact bonds (SIBs). The film calls into question the responsibilities of governments and private citizens as it follows many stakeholders’ viewpoints on this innovative social endeavor: policymakers, billionaire investors, under-resourced nonprofit leaders, professors and most importantly, those who need this help the most. Through an observational and character-driven framework, The Invisible Heart educates on what happens when social services and venture capital collide.

The Invisible Heart has the potential to resonate with a variety of audiences. For university students, the film could find a home in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or Urban Studies departments. For high school students, the film fits into English, History, Economics and Civics classes. And for adults working hands on either in finance or social services, The Invisible Heart provides new information about solving social ills.

Reviews

“A good documentary enthrals and informs you, even if you went into it without any clue of what it was about. The strength of The Invisible Heart lies within its cast of characters…the faces of real people are what makes the Heart so potent.”
Trent Wilkie, The Trent Wilkie

“The Invisible Heart has come to offer both sides of the ongoing SIB debate with sober judgement and a human face.”
Sierra Bilton, Vue Weekly

“The Invisible Heart takes a deep look at social impact bonds and raises multiple questions for governments, including the idea of the government paying profits to investors.”
Jordan Press, Canadian Press

“Social impact bonds ‘problematic’ says director of
new social finance documentary The Invisible Heart.”
Danny Glenwright, The Philanthropist

“The Invisible Heart weighs the ethics of putting human rights causes like housing and education in a relationship with capitalist interests.”
Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

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15 to Life

15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

A film by Nadine Pequeneza
52 minutes, color, Canada, 2014
DVD includes: Closed Captions, Chapter Markers, Bonus Scenes

File under: All Films, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Home Video, Homepage, Juvenile Justice, New Release, Urban Studies

Synopsis

The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida.

At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

Reviews

“Highly recommended…this is a powerful and disturbing documentary.”

~ Video Librarian  Read the full review here

“Recommended. This thought-provoking program will stir discussions about the criminal-justice system and the prevalence of teenagers “serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.”

~ Booklist  Read the full review here

“Recommended . This cutting edge film will bring the viewer into a discussion and evaluation of whether our nation’s juvenile justice system needs to be revised or modified when it comes to adult waiver. Waiver is the procedure of adjudicating a minor as an adult and exposing them to the full extent of the adult criminal process and correctional system. America’s juvenile system is only slightly over 100 years old, but may be in need of revision.

~ EMRO  Read the full review here

“Harrowing. . . . Depicts a justice system that only perpetuates the sort of violence it was intended to keep in check.”

~ Nina Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones


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