Film Synopsis

Ohio has one of the largest populations of women in prison, and this year, incarceration will separate approximately 1.6 million children from their mothers across the US. The documentary Apart follows three unforgettable mothers incarcerated in Ohio — Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda — as they prepare to return home from prison and work to rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap at the Chopping for Change workforce development program, run by Malika Kidd, an advocate who was formerly incarcerated in the same prison. 


  • Director/Producer: Jennifer Redfearn
  • Cinematographer/Producer: Tim Metzger
  • Editor: Rabab Haj Yahya
  • Editor: Francisco Bello,
  • Composer: Morgan Grace Kibby

Impact Campaign 

Since the start of the War on Drugs, the number of women entering jails and prisons across the US has grown significantly, and the majority of incarcerated women are mothers. Everyday, approximately 200 women in the US are released from jails and prisons. 

Represent Justice is launching an impact campaign to build public support for gender-responsive reentry solutions for women, and to create a new narrative about the impact of incarceration on women, children, families, and, as a result, entire communities. We will work with reentry programs, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to facilitate screenings that drive audience education and action.

Host A Screening

Apart is premiering on PBS on February 21! Help spread the word with our social toolkit.

We hope you will join us and host a screening of Apart for your community, and invite a film subject or Represent Justice Ambassador to speak at your event. Both virtual and in-person options are available. Please fill out the short form below, and our team will be in touch with more information!

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