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. 

Host A Screening

Represent Justice’s screening tour has come to a close. To host a screening, please work with our friends at Women Make Movies by visiting https://www.wmm.com/apart-host-a-screening-2/.

Take Action

Women are the fastest growing incarcerated population in the country, and the majority are mothers. Additionally, more than 80% of women who enter the carceral system have experienced victimization or abuse in the past. This can look like domestic violence; childhood trauma; and sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.

We need more reentry resources for women impacted by the justice system that take into account the trauma they have endured, and the unique challenges they face. Reentry programs help women and their families gain access to fair-change housing, employment opportunities, medical care, and peer support.

Watch Apart and help us even the playing field for women and their families who’ve been impacted by the justice system.


May 11, 2023

7:00 PM

Presented by Georgia Justice Project

Atlanta, GA

Nov 2, 2022

6:00 PM

Presented by Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Naples, FL

Oct 13, 2022

Presented by Exodus Project

Sacramento, CA

Aug 30, 2022

Presented by State Representative Latyna M.Humphrey

Whitehall, OH

Aug 18, 2022

Presented by Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Education Program Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Jul 26, 2022

Presented by Southeast Healthcare

Columbus, OH

Jun 28, 2022

Presented by Frontier Nursing University

Versailles, KY

Jun 22, 2022

Presented by Clean Turn & RBIJ

Columbus, OH

Jun 4, 2022

Presented by Accomplished Ventures

Meridian, ID

Jun 2, 2022

6:00 PM

Presented by Changed Choices

Charlotte, NC

May 26, 2022

6:00 PM

Presented by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati, OH

May 25, 2022

6:00 PM

Presented by North Central State College

Mansfield, OH

May 4, 2022

Presented by the American Workforce & Justice Summit

Atlanta, GA

Apr 28, 2022

Presented by the Four-Seven

Cincinnati, OH

Apr 27, 2022

5:00 PM

Presented by Clean Turn & the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ)

Chicago, IL

Apr 26, 2022

Presented by Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope (ARCH), Central Ohio Restored Citizens’ Collaborative (CORCC), and IMPACT Community Action

Columbus, OH

Apr 7, 2022

Presented by Story Chain

Yellow Springs, OH

Apr 7, 2022

5:45 PM

Presented by NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Apr 5, 2022

6:00 PM

Presented by NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Mar 31, 2022

Presented by Heidelberg University & Writers In Residence

Tiffin, OH

Feb 24, 2022

Presented by Faith in Public Life

Newark, OH

Feb 21, 2022

Presented by United Returning Citizens

Youngstown, OH

Corporate Events

Bring Apart to Your Organization

Apart showcases the importance of access to equal and equitable employment opportunities for stability and wellbeing, especially for women returning home after incarceration. We invite businesses to explore what fair chance and meaningful employment opportunities looks like for their companies, and their communities.

We have created screening and speaking packages featuring Apart that are designed to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as corporate social responsibility objectives, which align with Women’s History Month in March, and Second Chance Awareness Month in April, and Mother’s Day in May. The expert speakers include the film subjects featured in Apart and Represent Justice Ambassadors.

Events are compelling storytelling opportunities for employees to connect deeply with the importance of workforce inclusion for the one in three American adults who have first-hand experience with the justice system.



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

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.