Fox Richardson has spent over 20 years campaigning for the release of her husband, who was sentenced to life without parole for a botched armed robbery. At the same time, she single-handedly raised six sensitive and bright sons. Garrett Bradley’s (America) feature showcases her tremendous talent and ambition, deftly combining home video archive and contemporary footage of Fox and her sons, presenting a remarkably resilient woman who transformed from being collateral damage of the US penal system into an inspirational campaigner. Enhanced by stunning black and white photography and an evocative blues score, Time deservingly earned Bradley the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival. An epic personal journey of hardship and hope, it reveals the devastating effects of mass incarceration on Black communities in America.

Laure Bonville

UK distribution Amazon Studios

Closed captions available on BFI Player.

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The Debate strand is supported by Col and Karen Needham