“I learned a word in school, euphoric. That’s what this is. Euphoric.”
These powerful words were shared in the film After Now by documentary participant Earl Neal, who was describing the experience of leaving prison. After Now (2018) captures the joys and challenges of navigating life after prison, and the ways that incarceration touches us all. Following three people, and their families, for a one-year cycle, the film captures everyday life in New York City and the complexities of what it’s like to transition from prison back into society.
On February 20, 2018, the NYU Center for the Humanities hosted the premiere screening of the film, along with a talk-back with the documentary participants and creators, with the NYU Prison Education Program.