Moral High Ground Productions announces the premiere of NO HUMAN INVOLVED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director/Producer PJ Starr and Co-Producer Mar Trevino are proud to announce the premiere of the documentary NO HUMAN INVOLVED at 8 pm on June 5 at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown, NY. More information is available at the festival website: http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/events-2016/
NO HUMAN INVOLVED uncovers the truth about Marcia Powell—a woman destroyed by a 27-month prison sentence for prostitution—and documents the tenacity of those who vow to fight for justice in her name.
In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years imprisonment for prostitution, Marcia was locked in a metal cage in the desert sun at an Arizona prison. Four hours later she collapsed in the over 107 degree heat, and by day’s end she was dead. Even though an internal investigation revealed that guards had denied her water and ridiculed her when she pleaded for help, no one was ever held accountable for her death. Marcia’s story motivates audiences to question the system that justified her incarceration because of her engagement in the sex trade, as viewers empathize with her humanity realizing that what happened to her, may also happen to so many more people. Dan Pochoda, Senior Counsel, ACLU of Arizona writes about the film that, “Marcia Powell’s completely avoidable death is symptomatic of larger problems we see in the management of the Arizona Department of Corrections and prisons across the country… highlighting Ms. Powell’s tragedy will cause more people to realize that we, as a society, are responsible for the treatment of people in our jails and prisons and we must act to prevent such cruelty and inhumanity in the future.”
In addition to uncovering key issues that lead to Marcia Powell’s death, the film highlights the work of Peggy Plews of Arizona Prison Watch, Kini Seawright of Seawright Prison Justice, author Carl Toersbijns, human rights advocate Monica Jones, the Sex Workers Outreach Project, the National Organization for Women (Sun Cities/West Valley Chapter) and many others.
Please join us at the Hoboken International Film Festival on June 5 to celebrate the release of NO HUMAN INVOLVED. Follow us on Twitter @free_Marcia for live updates from the Festival and visit www.nohumaninvolvedfilm.com for more information about the film.
PJ Starr provides update about the documentary's progress.