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A black and white graphic with text that reads "Winner Woodshole Film Festival Audience Award 2021," with laurels on either side. On the right, a drawing in the style of the film's animation, shows a figure climbing up a series of bars. In the upper left, there is a drawing of a large bird with its wings raised and a black bar across its eyes.

Award-Winning Short Film Based on Free Minds Poetry

“Lines,” an animated short film featuring poetry by six Free Minds members, won both the Audience Award and Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the Woodshole Film Festival.

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Books for prison book club

Join the Free Minds Team

teaching artist will co-facilitate 2-3 book clubs weekly at Youth Services Center, DC Jail, and Correctional Treatment Facility, and will work closely with the Book Club Manager and Lead Facilitator.

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Reentry Updates: Summer of Community Building and Innovation

Happy summer from the Free Minds Family! Thanks to you, our reentry program has not only been a constant source of support, solace, and reassurance during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has been a space for innovation with creative programming and events that will continue to be part of Free Minds going forward, making our community…

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