Kiana's Mission

Institute History

  • 2019 Stories of Change Content Fund


The story of one man’s journey: from a ten year-old boy in New Orleans – the city that incarcerates a higher percentage of its young men than any other place on earth -- to serving sixteen years in Angola Prison for a crime he didn’t commit, to a stunning transformation into a dynamic anti-recidivism activist who has dedicated his life to helping destroy the mass incarceration system.


As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]