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The Juvenile Peoject


The Juvenile Project
Welcome to the Juvenile Project, a collection of films and stories about personal involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.

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The Juvenile Peoject


The Juvenile Project
Welcome to the Juvenile Project, a collection of films and stories about personal involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.


Mission Statement:

The Juvenile Project provides a forum for you to share your personal story about your experiences in the juvenile justice system. Your voice matters. When you share your story, take time to listen to others. This portal can connect you with families, individuals, and resources to support you, wherever you are in this process of navigating through the juvenile justice system.

The organizers of this website are filmmakers who are developing a feature-length documentary called Juvenile. This film will explore juvenile justice issues from the point-of-view of youth and families who have first-hand experience with the system.

 

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The Filmmakers


The Filmmakers
Creating Stories that matter

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The Filmmakers


The Filmmakers
Creating Stories that matter

Sarah Fleming and Joann Self Selvidge are a filmmaking team based in Memphis, TN. While they have collaborated on other projects and short films, Juvenile is their first feature-length film together. During the development of this film, they decided to launch The Juvenile Project website to serve as a portal for community members to share their stories about juvenile justice systems across the United States.


Sarah Fleming

Sarah Fleming has produced and directed a number of award-winning films, music videos, internet-based projects, and community-driven events over the past 12 years. Currently, she heads a creative services company, Cat and Fish, and freelances as an Assistant Director on film and television projects. She is an active member of Team Electron (Memphis-based music video directors) and Film Fatales (a collective of female film directors). Sarah is passionate about creativity and an engaged member of the Memphis community.


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Joann Self Selvidge

Joann Self Selvidge founded the documentary production group True Story Pictures in 2004. Her award-winning films include the short doc Voices of Jericho (2007), about people with serious mental illness who are navigating the criminal justice system, and her recent feature The Keepers (2015), a portrait of the personalities and work of zookeepers shot with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo. As a feature film director, she received high praise from critics for her Memphis history films The Art Academy (2012) and The WLOK Story (2002), and as a producer of oral histories, she captured more than 300 hours of interviews with people from all walks of life. This video collection was donated to the Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive at Rhodes College in 2009. As a consultant who specializes in nonprofit strategy and sustainability, she has helped her clients secure more than $8.95 million since 2001 for projects in the Memphis area. 

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Our Community Partners


Our Community Partners

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Our Community Partners


Our Community Partners

Community Partners

Cat + Fish and True Story Pictures serve as the lead production partners on this project, which is made possible with support from Just City and the Shelby County Public Defenders Office.