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NOLA Code: TRNP 000H1
Program Length: 1/60
Format: HD
Version: Base
Closed Captioned: Yes
Stereo: Yes
SAP: None
V-Chip: TV-G
Short Description: TURN THE PAGE examines the fractured relationship between incarcerated parents and children left behind, through the lens of a jail-based literacy program called, Storybook, at Ontario County Jail. More than 2.7 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives.

The Ontario County Jail in Western New York is a modern facility sitting amongst vast farmland. It houses inmates for several months to several years. However, twice a month at this facility, volunteers of the Storybook Program assist inmates who are moms and dads, as they record themselves, through tears and laughter, reading children’s books onto audiocassettes. These taped ‘Bedtime Stories,’ along with the actual books, are then sent to the inmates’ children help maintain connection. For many, this may be their only connection during this confusing and stressful period of separation.

Broadcast Rights: U/3YRS
School Rights: 1YR
Non-Commercial Rights: Y
VOD Rights: Yes
VOD Rights Type: Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Rights Period: 05-Jan-18 to 04-Jan-21
Available: Royalty free to NETA members and subscribers
Producer: Low to the Ground Productions
Co-Producer: Crystal Pix Inc
Presenter: WXXI / Channel 21
Date Produced: 2017
Funding: The Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation
The Sea Stone Foundation
The Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund
The Seeds of Peace Fund
Additional funding by: Kate & Dick Oliver
Mark Foti, Esq.
Claire Kremer
John Richardson
Jack & Bonnie Garner
John & Leslie Kremer
Nancy & Joe McAfee
Collene Burns & McLean Bulmer
Heather Layton & Brian Bailey
Ray & Caroline Manard
Betty & Fred Schaeffer
Erich VanDussen & Terry Savini
Susan Rogers & Scott Regan
Jim Hughes
Gregory & Laura Soehner
Barbara Pierce
Dr. Laura Jones
Fred Armstrong
Jane Gray & Randy Russe
Virginia DiGiovanni
Tom & Donna Proietti
Lori Harter
Butch D’Ambrosio
Lorien Castelle
Kate Kressman-Kehoe
Jon Haliniak
Ed Minardo
Laurie Petrie
Britt Hopkin
Tammy Flutt
Joanna Yoder
Anthony Bencivengo
Laura Chekow
John & Pam Thompson
Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Website: http://lowtotheground.com/films/turn-the-page