In a Midwestern state caught between harsh drug sentencing and rising incarceration rates for women, three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap at a new reentry program for women, run by Malika, a woman who was formerly incarcerated in the same prison. Filmed over 3 ½ years, APART traces their steps as they reconstruct lives derailed by drugs and prison.
PBS Independent Lens (premieres Feb. 21, 2022)
Director of Photography: Tim Metzger
Director: Jennifer Redfearn
Producers: Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
Production Company: Red Antelope Films + ITVS in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Fork Films