In a Whole New Way: Virtual Film Screening and Conversation with Jonathan Fisher

April 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

For individuals returning home after incarceration, the hurdles to successful reentry are substantial. If we change our probation system and the culture around community correction, we change lives.

Join the Smart Justice Campaign for a VIRTUAL film screening of In a Whole New Way: Undoing Mass Incarceration by a Path Untraveled followed by a conversation and Q&A with filmmaker, Jonathan Fisher. This globally acclaimed half-hour documentary told by impacted individuals equipped only with cameras, celebrates the effort to return probation to its rehabilitative roots.

In a Whole New Way toured the film festival circuit from the spring of 2021 to the fall of 2022, amassing 50 awards internationally. The film has received bipartisan support, and has been uplifted by legislators, justice officials, and the national corrections industry. In August 2022, PBS accepted the film for public television broadcast.

A Boomer and native of New York City, Jonathan Fisher fulfilled a childhood dream by working for its subway system for 26 years. He then took early retirement to serve various agencies and companies. Meanwhile, entranced by its mission of equipping and training marginalized Americans to take control of their own public narrative, Jonathan joined the nonprofit Seeing for Ourselves in 2010 and co-edited Project Lives, concerning its initiative in NYC public housing. Writing and directing In a Whole New Way about the nonprofit's second project (while co-editing its companion book) allowed him to cross another item off his bucket list.

This is a VIRTUAL event. Registration is required.

To learn more about the film and watch the trailer, visit

For questions about the event, email Smart Justice Campaign Manager, Haneef Salaam, at