The Florence Community Library invites you to a special screening of the award winning documentary, The Return, on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm.
In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, marking the first time in U. S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of people already incarcerated. Within days, former “lifers” were being reintegrated into their communities. The Return, a POV documentary that debuted on PBS in 2016, examines this through the eyes of those on the front lines: prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law.
The film screening and facilitated discussion with local scholar Lola N’sangou is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will also be served.
This program was made possible by AZ Humanities and POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. Now in its 29th season, POV is American television’s longest‐running independent documentary series and the recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. More info can be found at pbs.org/pov.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311.