After Now (26 min.)  is a documentary film that follows three people as they navigate life in New York City after years of incarceration. Weaving intimate narratives of work, family, and neighborhoods, the film walks us through Earl’s first day out of prison, explores Carlos’ relationship with his family after 13 years away, and follows Joshua as he’s forced to start over while living in a shelter. After Now was made in collaboration with the NYU Prison Education Program to discuss the nuances of rebuilding life and relationships after incarceration.


Following three people and their families for one year, the film captures everyday life in New York City and the complexities of what it’s like to transition from prison back into society. By showing a range of perspectives, and challenges, the film aims to tell a story that is humanistic and a true reflection. After Now  was made in collaboration with the New York University Prison Education Program (NYU PEP).

screening objectives:

After Now is intended to be screened and used as a tool for facilitating conversations, in community settings, about the lasting effects of the penal system and its impact on everyday life. In showing the film, we hope to create opportunities to strengthen effective systems of support and links between businesses, NGOs, and people, while moving away from harmful systems of punishment, and to open the narrative about “who” is impacted by incarceration.


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Project credits:

Raechel Bosch: producer/director, cinematographer, editor
Uyen Nguyen: production assistant and photographer
Thuy Linh Tu: producer/director, photographer, editor
Allegra Oxborough: designer
Grant Cutler: musician

For queries and/or screening requests, please contact Raechel Bosch at

Three people from film After Now speaking on stage at screening event