REBOUND
Film poster for "Rebound" with back of woman graduating.
REBOUND
Film poster for "Rebound" with back of woman graduating.
Carrying the weight of motherhood, trauma, and incarceration, two women find healing and hope through sisterhood, service, and education

REBOUND

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Incarceration • Sisterhood • Justice-Impacted Women • Families • Communities • Addiction • Motherhood • Trauma • Higher Education

Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 58 minutes​​ | Language: English with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript & Study Guide | Directors: Tamara Perkins & Jason RitchieProducers: Tamara Perkins & Jason Ritchie

REBOUND follows two women from starkly different circumstances as they rebound from incarceration and seek refuge and opportunity in academia. Struggling to recognize their worth and still reeling from years of trauma, these aspiring scholars navigate personal and financial insecurity, motherhood, and their own healing. As each leaps into the pursuit of higher education and self-transformation, they each find acceptance, sisterhood and hope for a new life.

SF Adult Probation Department | Victoria Westbrook, Reentry Policy Planner, Women’s Gender Responsive Coordinator
Rebound is incredibly inspirational! As a formerly incarcerated woman, it was amazing to see two women whose stories paralleled my own and that of so many other women in our community. We want everyone to know that we do recover and are more than capable of becoming contributing members of society on the other side of prison!

Oakland Museum of California | Linds Young, Education Developer, Learning, Experience & Programming
"Rebound presents the stories of justice-impacted women with great care. What struck me the most is Perkins' ability to provide space for these women to tell their stories of liberation through education honestly and openly. The film paves the way for us to see the humanity of these women without reducing them to the harmful tropes often seen in media about incarceration."

San Francisco State University | George Turner, MA, Director, Project Rebound, Associated Students
“I have worked with and known many women who were system involved but I never had an opportunity to take an in depth look at their experiences. Women who have been system involved have a huge amount of pressure and different obstacles than men. The approach to reintegration for women can be very diverse based on their needs, which may include nurturing, healing and ability/willingness to trust. We would be remiss if I didn't mention the level of focus and strength women bring to the community. Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this piece of art. I recommend this story to all that are interested in improving quality of life. Great film.”

Doris Fendt, MS | College & Career Counselor, Project Rebound, Associated Students, San Francisco State University
"Finally - a movie that focuses on the challenges that incarcerated women face. Too often, women and their traumas are neglected. Frequently, this dynamic leads women to become incarcerated in the first place. The movie tackles some of these issues head on, and does not romanticize the reentry experiences of women. Just getting out is not enough. Women need support, resources, empathy and compassion to move from survival to thriving. Mental and emotional health cannot come from education alone, but it can help women to help themselves to navigate the difficult time after incarceration. A beautiful and inspiring film. Highly recommend.”

C. Jason Bell, MS | Director of Programs, CSU Project Rebound: Consortium, Associated Students, San Francisco State University
Rebound was greatly needed. The film takes the time to highlight the often overshadow stories of two women who get themselves on track by relearning to navigate life after prison through positive support systems — that should not be kept secret but instead should be shared with all who truly want to make use of them. It is important to see first hand the selflessness in their struggle so that others can identify and learn from then. This is an important story that needs to be shared.”