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AN IMPACT DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

When Texas Gets Smart-on-Crime!

In this era of Great Recession, the conservative and tough-on-crime State of Texas takes an unprecedented path
by becoming a social justice leader with programs that rehabilitate offenders.
Looks like rape, abuse and death are no longer parts of the solution for modern-day Bonnie and Clyde…
Take a journey on the roads of #SecondChance

DIRECTED by OLIVIER LAMBERT & THOMAS SALVA
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK by BLACK YAYA

This powerful film odyssey across MidWest explores the mentality change in the Texas justice system from tough-on-crime solutions to the latest smart-on-crime programs that offer second chance to the criminals.
Prison, violence, denial are no longer required to deal with modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Back in the 1930s, the famous outlaws had no chance to meet with such a justice system. On the contrary, Clyde Barrow who started as a petty thief, suffered from harassment and rape within the Texas justice system, before he hurt or killed anyone.

No wonder these methods did not help him to get a second chance and find a fresh start in the society of the 30s hit by the Great Depression.
Chasing Bonnie & Clyde’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries follow former and current criminals on their personal journey to get a second chance and give unprecedented promises to developed countries which are facing overcrowded prisons, high rates of recidivism, rising juvenile delinquency and a new era of Great Depression…
For if it can be done in Texas given the history it can be done anywhere else…

Chasing Bonnie & Clyde aims at opening a debate about rehabilitation for criminals by starting a public discussion about what kind of social justice do we want for our countries.
Modern countries face intricate issues with their justice system: overcrowded prisons, high rates of recidivism, a rising juvenile delinquency and a global fear of criminals.
Governments, non-for-profit organizations, individuals are looking for solutions. Texas new smart-on-crime policies give an interesting example in this momentum.

A great opportunity with this interactive component is to provide a cyberspace that does not exist yet although it is needed: a collaborative map where all the initiatives about prevention / rehabilitation / reentry can be gathered together.
Through this map, any people and/or organizations can pin an initiative, a program, a NGO that works in the field of «second chance» ; encourage synergies between initiatives and empower people.
To develop this project, we partnered with the Open project MakeSense.org that developed thanks to a gang of social business activists from all around the world to help social entrepreneurs solve their challenges.

“WHAT IF BONNIE PARKER AND CLYDE BARROW WERE ALIVE NOWADAYS ?”

Contact

Olivier Lambert, writer, director and producer

Lumento, 47 rue de la villette, 75019, Paris, France.

+33 670 328 415

contact〈at〉chasingbc.com

 

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