Beyond the Wall

America ReFramed Season 6
  • Feature Film
  • 2018
  • 77 Mins

Beyond the Wall​ ​revolves around one central figure, a former prisoner named Louie Diaz, as he works to guide five formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. Too often, prisoner reentry becomes a setup for failure and eventual re-incarceration. For Louie, helping others keeps him grounded, helps him maintain his own sobriety and preserve his freedom. But, for the others, with little to no support from the criminal justice system, how will they find hope?

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Film Credits

  • Bestor Cram co-director
  • Jenny Phillips co-director

Critical Acclaim

Vividly depicts the often insurmountable struggle to re-establish oneself in the community, family unit and workforce while navigating daunting internal and external barriers.

Ellie Newman, That Got Me Thinking