In An Ideal World

America ReFramed Season 4
  • Feature Film
  • 2016
  • 70 Mins

At an infamous California prison, a warden, a white Mafioso murderer, and a black ex-gang member struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America's locked down racial order. Their stories reveal the hope and the hidden risks of transformative change, and the institutional nature of racial hierarchies.

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Film Credits

  • Noel Schwerin Director, Producer

Critical Acclaim

In An Ideal World makes the most challenging issues of American incarceration come alive. By telling the human stories behind the headlines, we come to understand the complexity of human behavior and the prospects for redemption.

Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project