A city in Colorado tries a different kind of justice system, powerful enough to transform a broken system of mass incarceration in the United States. Instead of locking up non-violent offenders, these advocates focus on the challenging but rewarding process of individual responsibility, forgiveness, and redemption that radically shifts our idea of justice and our part in it.
This Free the People original documentary film was the winner of Best Feature and Best Director at Front Range Film Festival and has been selected at numerous other film festivals across the country, now postponed due to COVID-19. Free the People is releasing the full film on YouTube to join the conversation happening right now about police violence and racial disparities in our justice system in the United States. “How To Love Your Enemy” is an emotionally compelling story about real people working to make things right, and a tutorial for other communities looking to restore faith in their justice systems and law enforcement. Co-directed by Sam Martin and Matt Battaglia.