Two families with young children must grapple with their family’s history of incarceration. Statistics say their kids are destined to walk the same path as their incarcerated relatives but these parents are determined to ensure a different outcome.

Set in Muskegon, Michigan, “Road to Life” is a documentary examining one of the underexplored outcomes of mass incarceration: intergenerational incarceration. 70% of kids with incarcerated parents will become incarcerated themselves. Without intervention, the cycle will continue. In a sobering, yet inspiring film, we take a hard look at this timely issue, learn about how our community is impacted by it, and cast a hopeful glance toward the future.

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Behind the Scenes

Meet the Team

Aliyah Mitchell – Executive Producer, Director

Natalia Armstrong Veen, NBC-HWC – Executive Producer

Shelinda Knight Davenport – Producer, Co-Director

Ari Jacobs – Producer, Art Director

Sarah Uddin – Director of Photography