Interview with Filmmaker Jordan Brown (PARK AVENUE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

PARK AVENUE played to rave reviews at the August 2020 DOCUMENTARY Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Jordan Brown: I was motivated to make this film because the social justice system is corrupt and disproportionately targets Black and Brown communities. I have witnessed this first hand with experiences of my peers growing up. As a Pennsylvania native, I wanted to make a film about a part of the system that does not get talked about as much, what happens after someone is released from prison. While this film is not intended to be viewed as a PSA or as an ad by any means, I wanted to somehow include a real source people could go to should they ever need to. Mainly, I just wanted to tell a real story of someone’s struggle to let people in the world know that they are not alone…

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