Sister Hearts

Sister Hearts

Maryam Henderson-Uloho spent thirteen years in prison, six of which were in solitary confinement. After her release in 2013, she lived as a squatter on the streets of New Orleans and sold found items on street corners to get by. That's when the lightbulb went off and Maryam's journey to help other ex-offenders — especially women like her — began. Maryam now runs Sister Hearts, the largest Thrift store in New Orleans that also serves as a re-entry facility that is founded, operated, and created for ex-offenders.

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Director:  Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer:  Taylor Feltner, Erick Kwiecien
Cinematographer: Isiah Donté Lee
Editor: Steven Dupré, Carl Sturgess
Music: Gene's Music Machine, William Ryan Fritch
Additional Credits: Creative Directors: Sean Conroy, Malcolm Pullinger, Ashley Rodholm, Head of Production: Justin Lomax, Co-Producer: Nelson Murray


Publicity Contact
Malcolm Pullinger
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening in: Documentary Shorts 2
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 16:11 mins