Vistors' Interview, Video Still, 9:04 minutes

Vistors' Interview, Video Still, 9:04 minutes

 

Reconnecting with my friends and family, after my innocence was returned, gave me the opportunity to explain what I had experienced face-to-face. These conversations also allowed those closest to me, to share how my incarceration had changed their lives. I realized that my experience had changed their lives in ways I could never have imagined. It was also one of the first times they reflected on it all and explored how things changed. I invited those who came to visit me in D.C. at the Department of Corrections to speak about their experience in front of a camera. I asked them to read a letter that they’d received from me and describe what it was like to take the long trip to Washington, D.C. from N.C., to visit me. Everyone had their own story and different way of processing the experience, and their emotions. My challenge was to present many point-of-views as one narrative. I chose to combine multiple videos together, edited to show smaller clips from the larger videos, one at a time to be a single linear story. I wanted to provide the audience a different perspective of my incarceration with an opportunity to see and hear it from the people who were close to it.