“No Letters Behind Bars,” the short documentary about the postcard-only policy, will be part of Youth CineMedia’s lineup at the SB International Film Festival. This year’s slot at the Lobero Theater in downtown Santa Barbara is on Sunday, February 9th, 11am-2pm. The event is free. This documentary, starring Right to Write lead organizer Marissa Garcia and made by YCM focuses on the effect of this policy on her relationship with her husband in the SB County Jail. “Having the opportunity to film at the Santa Barbara County Jail, and to share how this mail ban personally effects me was bittersweet. What’s important is that we are not forgotten,” said Marissa. Youth CineMedia is a formerly-Santa Barbara based media group that creates social justice-oriented short documentaries; they have a three-hour slot at the film festival to showcase both their new docs and a retrospective of the work they’ve done in the past 10 years.
We hope to see all of our supporters there! All of the documentaries look great (I’m really excited for “Hideous Hair” myself). You can see the line-up and get directions at their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/713080125391571/