Speech of Arrested Development Gives Voice to Inmates

By: Jaymin Harris

Real Talk With Dr. Rashad Richey
October 03, 2019 - 11:38 am

Photo By: Jaymin Harris / WAOK

Dr. Rashad Richey sits down with "Speech" of the music group Arrested Development, and Resonat Pictures Director Sam Bathrick to discuss the free screening and premiere of 16 Bars at SCAD SHOW- 173 14th Street Ne, Atlanta Ga on Saturday, Oct 5th, 5pm-9pm.

"16 Bars is a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, four men collaborate on an album with Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls, each of these men must unearth painful memories from the past, which hold a key to a new chapter in their lives. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of 16 Bars serves as rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system‘s revolving door"

Fore more information about the documentary visit https://www.16barsthefilm.com/