The Forgotten Boys (2021)
Three young men find purpose in a prison-based debate team led by journalist Debbie Jacob.
“The Forgotten Boys” follows the stories of three strangers, Darrem, Cornelius and Jahmai, who collectively depict the realities and struggles of the various stages of incarceration. Each journey is an exploration of the intergenerational impacts of mass incarceration. The common thread between these young men is a prison-based English class and debate team taught and developed by Trinidadian journalist, Debbie Jacob. Restorative justice programs within the prison tend to be a safe haven, providing remandees and inmates with a sense of purpose. This film will take you behind and beyond the bars seeking to humanize a sector of society that is often isolated. The overall mission is to challenge stigmas, empower the misrepresented and influence social change. Highlighting universal human experience and adversity from a Caribbean perspective.
PG-13 | Featurette (43mins) Documentary | Trinidad and Tobago
Producers: Alexandra Warner
Writers: Alexandra Warner
Directors: Alexandra Warner
Editors: Shane Hosein
Audience Choice Award, CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
SemiFinalist, Dumbo Film Festival
trinidad+tobago film festival
Caribbean Tales International Film Festival
Dumbo Film Festival