Apart Screening and Conversation

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February 10, 2022
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Independent Lens Stories for Justice initiative is pleased to announce a virtual screening preview of Apart, co-hosted by local PBS stations, as well as local and national partners across the country.


This intimate portrait examines the impact of America’s war on drugs through three mothers attempting to rebuild lives derailed by drugs and prison. As Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio, where they lean on each other and on mentors who have also been in prison. With the hope of redemption on the horizon, the women work to regain the trust of their children and combat stigmas associated with people who have been incarcerated.

Apart can be viewed on Independent Lens, on your local PBS station beginning Monday, February 21, 2022.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The film screening will be closed captioned and the livestream panel discussion will have ASL interpretation.

Panelists include:

Tomika Daniel, film subject and entrepreneur

Daniel Forkkio, Chief Executive Officer, Represent Justice

Malika Kidd, Program Director, Workforce Development, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Moderated by Troy Williams, Communications Manager and AOUON Newspaper Editor, Legal Service for Prisoners with Children

Screening Partners:

The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform

Represent Justice

Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

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90 minutes



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    Troy Williams


    Troy Williams is the ​​Communications Manager and AOUON Newspaper Editor for Legal Service for Prisoners with Children, Soros Justice Fellow, founder of Restorative Media, and one of 20 journalists selected from 56 countries to participate in the Entrepreneurial journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Williams served 25 years in juvenile and adult prison facilities, during which time he became a certified paralegal, and took leadership positions in San Quentin's media production and financial education program, and served as the executive director of San Quentin’s Restorative Justice Interfaith Roundtable.

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    Tomika Daniel


    Tomika Daniel is a Mother, Entrepreneur, Traffic Control Specialist at Supreme Traffic Control LLC, and Owner/ Operator of Bailees Logistics LLC. A graduate of All-State Career School with a 3.9 GPA, Tomika holds a CDL License, earned her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts & Science and Hospitality, and is working towards her goal of becoming a restaurateur.

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    Daniel Forkkio


    Daniel K. Forkkio is the Chief Executive Officer of Represent Justice, leading the organization’s social impact efforts through strategic audience and community engagement, and partnerships.

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    Lana Mendis


    Lana Mendis is a mother, grandmother, Staffing Specialist at Towards Employment, works with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Americorps Volunteer, and sales consultant with Paparazzi Jewelry. Lana is a 2022 cohort members of JLUSA Leading with Conviction apprenticeship program, and is a Prison-to-Professional Ambassador Fellow, she is also a consultant, mentor and student at Ohio Christian University majoring in Leadership & Ministry in Pastoral Care, starting her MBA at the school in 2022.

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    Lydia Loth


    Lydia Loth is a UAW member working for Stellantis, and was a participant in the documentary Apart.

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