Aug 17, 2010

MediaStorm Documentary: Diana Ortiz' "Exodus"

 MediaStorm, "an award-winning multimedia production studio... that creates cinematic narratives that speak to the heart of the human condition" has created an 8‑minute film on Exodus' Community Liason, and Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force partner, Diana Ortiz who spent 22 years in prison and currently works to help transform the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals at Exodus Transitional Community. Through spoken word, video, and photography,  the film captures Ms. Ortiz's journey from prison to freedom, and her strong and resilient spirit.  

You can read more about her story, (and how the Parole Board functions) in the New York Times article, "Convicted of Murder as a Teenager and Paroled at 41."