Inside the California Institution for Women, the first inmate initiated and led group in U.S. prison history, shatters the misconceptions of domestic violence. Instead of fighting a system that does not fully comprehend the complexities of abuse, the women of Convicted Women Against Abuse led an initiative to help educate the system. Through careful orchestration of letter writing campaigns, media coverage, and senate hearings a movement was born and laws for battered women were changed. And for the founder of CWAA, the flicker of hope begins to grow as her possible freedom, after 26 years in prison, lies moments away.
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In October, 1962, a man named James Meredith integrated the all-white University of Mississippi amidst tear gas and riots. The filmmaker's father, a member of the school’s student council, silently stood his ground to keep Meredith out. President John F. Kennedy sent government troops down to the University campus and forced James Meredith’s integration. He graduated from the University in 1964 as the school’s first black student. Where We Come From is a film and interactive campaign that examines belief in equality and the links to family.
Patricia Krenwinkel was convicted in 1971, and sentenced to death for her part in the Charles Manson murders. She has never before told the story that could change every young woman's life.