two women in prison van
Lydia and Amanda in the prison van en route to the reentry program.

Get a sneak peek of the new documentary Apart before its broadcast premiere—and continue the conversation locally.

Front Range Community College is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film Apart from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens. Watch the movie, then stay online for a live virtual discussion with local experts. Both virtual events are free and open to the public.

What: FREE virtual screening of


When: Friday, February 18 at 11:00 am

Link to watch:


Since the beginning of the War on Drugs, the number of women in U.S. prisons has grown drastically. The majority are mothers. In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, meet three mothers fighting to rebuild their lives.

These unforgettable formerly incarcerated moms, jailed for drug-related charges, fight to overcome alienation—and a society that labels them “felons”—to readjust to life with their families.


If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please join us directly afterward for a special interactive live conversation with these experts:

  • Leah Elsbernd—Statewide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, Colorado Court Services
  • Jess Fear—Forensic Program Manager, SummitStone Health
  • Lindsey Keller—Women’s Case Management Team Lead, Larimer County Community Corrections
  • Jenny Fox—Women’s Treatment Services Supervisor, Larimer County Community Corrections

What: Live Zoom panel discussion directly following the film

When: Friday, February 18 at Noon

Link to Participate:

FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: incarceration, motherhood, war on drugs, law enforcement, rehabilitation, community corrections


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About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS‘s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation. For more information, visit

About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit Join the conversation: and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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