FOR VIEWERS IN WASHINGTON STATE ONLY --- In 1993, Washington State voters passed the three-strikes law and sent children to prison for life without parole. We feared these children as irredeemable ''superpredators''. Our fear was wrong, but in 2020, sixteen states continue to keep children in prison for life. Since I Been Down shows the power of these children, now adults nearly forty years later, creating a true path to justice and healing from inside their prison walls. We dare say that a lot of the answers society is searching for (today) will be found in prison -Touré Zimbabwe.
TFF celebrates excellence in the art of film, offering a lively and empowering network of resources in service to our city, the Pacific Northwest, and the independent film world. Established in 2006, the Tacoma Film Festival has developed from small regional festival to a welcoming, interactive haven for regional and international filmmakers, industry professionals, students, fans, critics, and creative entrepreneurs. TFF centers artists and their stories, honoring the contributions of filmmakers as leaders, and building community from a foundation of diverse perspectives and shared stories. Festival guests from around the world make for a rich networking and collaborative space where new projects are born and inspiration for future work grows.