In a Bronx juvenile prison, a 16-year old boy faced with losing custody of his child must discover what it takes to be a father through the raising of a chicken.
Impact // Filmmaker’s Voice
84% of children in juvenile detention will be re-incarcerated within 5 years. Much of this is due to residents not believing they can reconcile their past – and not receiving the proper reintegration support they need. Our team hopes that audiences realize CHICKEN isn’t just a film – it’s the real lives of children in our backyards.
Our team remains committed to working alongside impacted BIPOC prison communities and recently-paroled children in the Bronx/Brooklyn through local city partners Sprout by Design, C3.NYC Juvenile Justice, and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. We seek to mobilize volunteers for programs inside the detention centers, move audiences to donate to rehabilitation programs, and support mentorship and early-career programs for children exiting prisons/close-to-home facilities.
To learn more and to get involved, please visit www.chickenshortfilm.com – Josh Leong
See the Film
Fri Oct 14ShowPlace Icon Kitchen + Theater | Tyson’s Corner
1667 Silver Hill Dr, McLean, VA 221026:00 pm
Sun Oct 16ShowPlace Icon Kitchen + Theater | Tyson’s Corner
1667 Silver Hill Dr, McLean, VA 2210211:00 am