Life After Life
A film by Tamara Perkins
After decades behind bars, three men set out to prove success can lie on the other side of tragedy.
“A really powerful film... [Life After Life] presents such a clear message about the strength of the human spirit.”
John Raphling, Human Rights Watch
Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for. Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. Told in an unadorned verite style, we experience the truth of their heartaches and triumphs. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.