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A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
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Send Chocolate & Marlboros

Hello Again,

We've got some more good news about A Place to Stand. We've just completed the Spanish subtitles for the film so we'll soon be working to get the film into South and Central America. If you know of any Spanish-speakers who might be interested in the film, please let us know!

Beyond that, we want to invite you to check out a Kickstarter campaign that our director of photography, Michael Gordon, is running. It shares some themes with A Place to Stand - redemption, courage, finding a place to stand through passion and purpose, and features Simpsons actor Pamela Hayden (Millhouse!). You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/258911212/send-chocolate-and-marlboros.

As our film does, that story has the potential to deeply impact lives for the positive so we encourage you to check it out and consider contributing.

Thanks again for everything,
The A Place to Stand Team

Bringing A Place to Stand into Prisons

Hello Friends,

Well, it's been a couple of years since we finished A Place to Stand and a few months since we released it into the world. What's new? 

First, and most importantly, WE'RE NOW GIVING THE FILM AWAY FOR FREE TO ANYONE WHO WILL COMMIT TO A SCREENING IN A PRISON OR DETENTION CENTER. Yes, that's right, if an organization or an individual or an institution commits to screening the film on the inside, we'll give them a free DVD. So please tell anyone you know who might be interested in this opportunity! Just email us at aplacetostand.outreach@gmail.com and we'll make it happen. (Important: This is only for prisons and jails. For any settings outside of prisons - schools, community centers, etc - you'll have to go through our educational distributor, The Video Project, here: http://www.videoproject.com/a-place-to-stand.html.)

Beyond that cool news, we had a surprise selection to one final film festival - Awareness Film Festival in LA. This will be the last time (for a while, at least) you'll be able to see the film in a theater. So if you're in LA on October 11th, please come out! And please tell your friends. Here's the link for tickets: awarenessfestival.org/screening/a-place-to-stand/.

Thanks again for all of your help. The film continues to get a great response and we're very proud of all it's done so far. 

With Continued Gratitude,
Daniel

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