"As I observed almost four years ago about Project Lives—the book of photographic self-portrayals by New York public housing residents, with imagery intertwining revelatory text—it is always inspiring to see the scorned and disenfranchised take control of their lives. Now comes the book and documentary about cameras turned over to the city's probationers, the latest effort by the non-profit Seeing for Ourselves. Once again, we recognize how connected we all remain. Once again, the photographs open our eyes and warm our hearts. Once again, our concerns for social justice broaden and deepen." --NOAM CHOMSKY
"IN A WHOLE NEW WAY" TRAILER
"IN A WHOLE NEW WAY" DOCUMENTARY
Coming in 2022
The follow-up to
the globally acclaimed first book
We thank the Onyko Film Awards in Odessa, Ukraine for their recognition. Our hearts go out to them now.
Latest Wins: Best Inspirational Film and the Social Awareness Award at Vegas Movie Awards
Upcoming festival screenings include the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival in Cincinnati July 8; Schoodic Arts for All in Winter Harbor, ME, July 30; and the Strong Chance Film Festival in Greenpoint, Brooklyn sometime August 4-7.
Catch the Feb 17 Zoom film screening and discussion with Maine justice and legislative officials!
As of June 23, 2022, the documentary "In a Whole New Way" has been selected by 139 film festivals worldwide, winning 41 awards in the process! See the list.
"IN A WHOLE NEW WAY" PRESS KIT
June 26, 2022
June 19, 2022
Patchogue, New York
April 24, 2022
Asbury Park, New Jersey
REMOTE FESTIVAL Q&As
November 21, 2021
Filmmaker Q&A Following Screening
November 4, 2021
Fargo, North Dakota
October 25, 2021
Palo Alto, California
Filmmaker Panel on Criminal Justice Reform
Loudoun Arts Film Festival, September 12, 2021
Manhattan Film Festival, June 23, 2021
Greenwich Village, New York City
NOTABLE FESTIVAL LAURELS
"A unique lens on community."
"Each photo depicting what they see through a lens. Their stories. Their neighborhood struggles. And beauty."
"This program really is changing lives and hopefully helping to change the criminal justice system.
I can't wait to see what you do next!"
“Our judges thought it was unfair to not award more to such a beautiful project, so they decided to exceptionally honor your work also in one of the most important categories, the Social Awareness Award.”
-- Vegas Movie Awards
“Your Documentary ‘In a Whole New Way’ is remarkably well done with one of the most necessary and vital issues dealt with. Your film deserves credit for script, directing and overall filming. I trust your documentary is appreciated profoundly by everyone. Keep up the good work and looking forward to see more of your films.”
“The 24-member Jury committee reviewed almost 600 submissions for our 60-hour festival program. They found your film to be extremely pertinent and well suited for this year’s festival theme, MOVING FORWARD, and we feel strongly that the audience will be captivated by your work.”
“Despite the undeniably important reality behind the action taken by the subjects of this documentary, In a Whole New Way feels uplifting and hopeful for a better future.
"Eloquently narrated and thoughtfully put together, this documentary proves people can affect change. That if communities come together we make the world a better place.”