A Flower in a Dark Place


A Flower in a Dark Place



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Jeanette Lam ’19 (Leadership Studies major, Film Studies and Journalism minor, and Bonner Scholar) created a short documentary that emerges from her experiences with peer storytelling between University of Richmond first-year students and young people currently incarcerated at the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center. Jeanette first experienced this in Dr. Sylvia Gale's First Year Seminar, “Storytelling and Social Change,” in 2016, and then reconnected with this class and experience in the spring of 2019. Her work on this documentary project has been supported by her Joy of Giving Something Fellowship with Imagining America.

Description from the filmmaker: “This film emerges from the last one-hour conversation of four partner pairs of the Storytelling & Social Change program. Through listening to their stories, I hope you can come to feel their light and understand their truth just a little bit better.”

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A Flower in a Dark Place