Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for. Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. Told in an unadorned verite style, we experience the truth of their heartaches and triumphs. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.
This screening will feature guest Speakers film director/producer Tamara Perkins and Harrison Seuga. Professor Keith L. Camacho of the Asian American Studies Center and Department will moderate the discussion. Light snacks will also be provided.
Harrison Seuga was born in Samoa and grew up in Hawaii. At the age of 17 he was tried as an adult and sentenced to 17 years to life in California State Prison. He was paroled to Oakland after serving 21 years in Juvenile detentions and State Prison; soon thereafter he enrolled at San Francisco State University through Project Rebound majoring in Sociology. Harrison graduated with honors, with a Bachelors Degree in 2013. He has been a core-member of Asian Prisoner Support Committee for 6 years and has helped to design
APSC’s Roots2Reentry community immersion program, a service-learning model designed to maximize the reentry experiences of the community and participants in a holistic way.
Tamara Perkins is a change maker focused on documentaries that inspire dialogue, empower and provide voice for vulnerable communities. She founded Apple of Discord Productions and developed programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project that train at-risk youth and incarcerated men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation. She has spoken on filmmaking, prison and human rights issues at agencies and universities such as Equal Justice Society, Houston Institute, and Stanford Law. Tamara was awarded NCCD’s Media for a Just Society Award in 2009, and presented the TEDx talk ‘Life After: Embracing our Common Humanity’ in 2013.