Please join UPAN for our next monthly meeting, presented by Matt Duhamel, Metamora Films. This is the presentation he made at the 2016 Prisoner Family Conference in Texas earlier this year. Matt Duhamel, a former TV news and radio personality, has turned his attention to helping others through the power of independent film. He agrees with the idea that film can help individuals, communities and entire societies by increasing compassion, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness. By learning from his own personal trials and past failures, Matt uses his experiences as life changing tools and applies them to his thought-provoking films. You may have noticed Matt and Heather Duhamel attending several of the past UPAN meetings filming for his current production called, “Not for Rent!” about ex-inmates’ struggles with the Utah Good Landlord Program. We are very excited to have Matt as a guest speaker, you’ll not want to miss his presentation. Free and open to the public.
When a friend or loved one ends up in prison, it’s a grueling experience for all involved as the inmate and his or her supporters try to adjust to the rules, regulations and restrictions of a life separated by bars.
The Utah Prisoner Advocate Network aims to make navigating that new life less complicated and lonely for inmates’ supporters while also advocating for better conditions inside the prison.