Network Media

Middle of Nowhere

Funded by: Sundance Institute, Participant Media

As Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) rides a bus through the inner city streets, she wills herself to push away memories that crowd her.  Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek (Omari Hardwick). Now, she makes her way to the maximum security prison on the outskirts of town. This is where her love now resides. Behind coiled razor wire and forty foot concrete walls.  As the couple stares into the hallow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

The Middle of Nowhere, a narrative feature film, was a centerpiece of the Wright to Call Home prison phone justice campaign, in collaboration with Take Park. Learn more about the successful campaign.

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