Circle Up

America ReFramed Season 7
  • Feature Film
  • 2019
  • 72 Mins

After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son's killers to offer forgiveness. She establishes a connection with one of them, AJ, in the hopes that their bond will help him turn his life around. Inspired by Native American tradition, Janet and other mothers of murdered children form peacemaking circles to help young people break the chain of violence and revenge. Reframing approaches to crime and punishment, Circle Up is a frank portrait of restorative justice in action.

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Film Credits

  • Julie Mallozzi Director, Producer