An Omar Broadway Film aired on HBO last month. Omar smuggled a video camera into Northern State Prison, New Jersey and documented for six months. The film was debuted at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

There are many reasons I believe in prison reform, the wasted potential is one, the wasted dollars is an other, the systematic violence is the reason to which this film speaks. Shadow and Act review it here.

Below is a video interview with Douglas Tirola, one of the directors, about how the film got made.