Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. "Juvies," narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten "Human Rights Watch" films of 2005. "Juvies" also screened at the United Nations, encouraging the first ever conference on juvenile justice, won many awards and aired on HBO. Her films encourage in-depth examination of these topics with an uncommon sensitivity.
We will be discussing the importance of media in social justice, the key messages of this powerful new film and much more tomorrow morning on this week's Summer of Peace Edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise.