Experience PROJECT WITNESS, a virtual reality film exposing the realities of childhood incarceration in the United States. Focusing on the impact of solitary confinement, the placement of teenagers in adult facilities, and life-without-parole sentences for children, #ProjectWitness centers the lived experiences of dedicated advocates to give viewers an honest look at how children are treated in the criminal justice system. This film would not be possible without the work of Alyssa Beck, Laura Berry, Hernán Carvente Martinez, Jarrett Harper, Xavier McElrath-Bey, and Johnny Perez, who bravely came forward to tell their stories so that others would not have to live the experiences depicted in this film. The stories featured in Project Witness are real, but the experiences are depicted by actors.
This is an immersive VR360 video and best experienced in a headset. No headset? No problem. Move your mobile phone around or pan with your mouse to explore the story.
WHO WE ARE:
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) is a nonprofit that leads efforts to ban life without parole and other extreme sentences for children who cause harm; advances alternative responses that focus on their unique characteristics as children, and creates opportunities for formerly incarcerated youth to thrive as adults and lead in their communities. Join us!
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HERNÁN CARVENTE MARTINEZ
MALIKA SAADA SAAR
CGI & Animation
MARIANO MAYAYO BURILLO
3D Color Correction & Mastering
Lighting & Grip
With appearances by:
VICKI BROWDER JOHNSON
ASHLIE DICKERSON-BENTON PAIGE
For YouTube VR
SARAH STEELE & NICK CICCHETTI
For Black Dot Films
MAX SALOMON & MALVINA MARTIN
BLACK DOT FILMS VR
Support from YouTube Social Impact
Learn more at
INCARCERATED CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY NETWORK,
an initiative of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
FRIENDS AT WORK
UNLOCK THE BOX CAMPAIGN
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE
For more information on the facts and figures cited in Project Witness, visit:
Campaign for Youth Justice. Let's Get Children Out of Adult Courts, Jails, and Prisons. (2018, December 10). Retrieved February 12, 2020, from http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.or...
Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act, 34 U.S.C. § 11133 (2018)
Prison Rape Elimination Act National Standards, 28 C.F.R. § 115.14 (2012)
Sawyer, W. (2019, December 19). Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/...
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. General comment No. 10 (2007): Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice. (2007, April 25). Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://www.refworld.org/docid/4670fc...