This film was part of a larger project called Fault Lines.
There is no direct means by which a student becomes unemployed, a dropout or a criminal; there is no single decision, policy or process directly responsible for the progression of a student past a public education.
But some demographic factors tend to tip the scales toward future success or failure. The intersection of poverty and race can be a statistically dangerous place to grow up.
Known as the school-to-prison pipeline, the progression from the classroom to court more closely resembles a maze.
The stories within Fault Lines: Race, Class and Education in Durham, North Carolina, are all different; they have unique starting points, plot twists and endings.
Co-creator with Isabella Bartolucci