KQED Arts writer Nastia Voynovskaya interviewed members of the Adachi Project as well as our SF Public Defender client, Paul Redd, whose release from prison after 44 years was one of the first films to be made. Under the art and editorial umbrella of DEFENDER-Vol.00, the Adachi Project has released three films – “Forty Four Years Later” featuring Paul Redd, “One Eleven Taylor (During a Pandemic)” exposing the conditions of neglect at a privately-run halfway house in the Tenderloin, and most recently “From Inside” with candid interviews with clients who were going through the emotional and psychological turmoil of being in jail during the early days of the pandemic. KQED reported on all three films and the overarching goals of the Project itself:

So why are lawyers making art instead of, say, holding press conferences about criminal justice reform? “Behind the statistics are people and families and communities who are impacted,” explains Hadi Razzaq, managing attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. “And so we really believe that we need those human stories to move the needle to make lasting change.”


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