Looking Ahead to 2017...
We are currently looking to collaborate with sponsors, producers, and executive producers for important 2017 film and journalism projects.
Metamora Films is Growing!
Metamora Films is growing! Since 2012, our number one mission is to produce and create films that make a difference in people’s lives. We are constantly seeking new ideas and projects to launch to the general public, distributors, educational departments, film festivals and online platforms. From our first low-budget (the budget was only $750!) documentary film, What Makes Me Tic?, to our current documentary film about ex-felons, rejection and housing issues, Metamora Films plans to produce a short film narrative during the fall of 2017 on the impact of parental incarceration on children and a feature documentary on registered sex offender issues.
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What We Are Focusing On
Children of the Incarcerated
“2.7 million children have a parent behind bars — 1 in every 28 children (3.6 percent) has a parent incarcerated, up from 1 in 125 just 25 years ago. Two-thirds of these children’s parents were incarcerated for non-violent offenses.” (Western)
Approximately 1 in 110 white children, one in 15 black children, and one in 41 Hispanic children have a parent who is incarcerated. (Christian)
“Black children (6.7%) were seven and a half times more likely than white children (0.9%) to have a parent in prison. Hispanic children (2.4%) were more than two and a half times more likely than white children to have a parent in prison.” (Glaze)
Sex Offender Policies
Critics of the laws point to the lack of evidence to support the effectiveness of sex offender registration policies. They call the laws too harsh and unfair for adversely affecting the lives of registrants decades after completing their initial sentence, and for affecting their families as well. Critics say that registries are overly broad as they reach to non-violent offenses, such as sexting or consensual teen sex, and fail to distinguish those who are not danger to society from predatory offenders.
Moral Panics in America
A moral panic is a feeling of fear spread among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society. A Dictionary of Sociology defines a moral panic as “the process of arousing social concern over an issue – usually the work of moral entrepreneurs and the mass media.” The media are key players in the dissemination of moral indignation, even when they do not appear to be consciously engaged in crusading or muckraking. Simply reporting the facts can be enough to generate concern, anxiety, or panic.