Life After Prison Documentary Film
“Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed is an inspirational life after prison documentary film. This film is a 2017 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Official Selection. This film also won the Best Oregon Film Award. Furthermore, our judges felt that this was an inspiring story about Noah Schultz. We loved this film for it's re-enactments, story telling, and transformation of Noah. Finally, watch the video this life after prison documentary film.
Synopsis: “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
"On April 14th, 2009, Noah Schultz was arrested for attempted murder in Portland, Oregon. This is the story of his transformation. During his seven years of incarceration, Noah took advantage of every program, workshop and educational service provided. He pushed himself not only to be better. But to challenge our perceptions of what it means to be an inmate. From gang member and drug dealer, to college grad, author, and TEDx speaker. Noah's determination and spirit have launched him to success. Since his release in October of 2016, he continues to advocate for programs in youth correctional facilities. As a result, Noah has inspired countless other inmates to follow similar paths. Noah hopes to achieve reform not only in our prison systems but also in our nation's widespread views. Especially how we perceive inmates and ex-cons. Noah's story is unique, but it doesn't have to be.