Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O’Connell. Photo courtesy of the filmmakers.

Mission resident Annelise Wunderlich and San Francisco filmmaker Richard O’Connell have finished principal photography on their documentary “The Corridor,” a film about Five Keys,  the first-ever high school within an adult jail – the San Francisco County Jail. To raise finishing funds, they’ve launched a kickstarter campaign. 

“Our goal is not to make the case for a restorative approach to criminal justice, nor is the film a promotion of any particular

strategy,” said co-producer Annelise Wunderlich. “But we do hope that it will provide insight into the potential for jail-based

education to reduce recidivism, while allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions about some of the larger issues like mass

incarceration, the ‘School to Jail’ pipeline, and the legacy of the ‘War on Drugs’.

The film is created with the objective of broadcasting nationally on PBS, with the acclaimed documentary series P.O.V. having

already commissioned a short film excerpt from the project. The project is currently in post-production and is expected to be

completed in Summer 2015, well underway through a collaboration with editor Linda Peckham (Not in Our Town, Tulia, Texas).

The kickstarter funds will be used to for editing, scoring and the sound mix.   Go here to support the film and to find out more about it.

The Corridor.

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