Virtually Free is an enthralling film produced by Alexandra Blaney, Deerfield Class of ’05, and directed by André Robert Lee that documents unlikely allies who partner to transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration. The film follows Sid, Taee, and AR, three teens currently being held in a Richmond, VA detention center who are offered the chance to become activists speaking truth to power. Participating in a local arts organizations’ program, Performing Statistics, they are taught by different artists to deliver their powerful, authentic messages to the public, law enforcement, and government officials using their art, including a virtual reality jail cell they’ve helped create.
We will host a live Q&A and panel discussion Thursday, February 11, at 7 pm for those interested. Please visit the link to register for the event.