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Jennifer Fischer (IndieJenFischer)
Works at Think Ten Media Group + The Good Long Road
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Val Verde, CA
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My latest project was featured on the ACLU Blog of Rights today. I am producing "The wHOLE" with Ramon Hamilton, interviewed about the show in this piece: https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-prisoners-rights/whole-truth-behind-solitary-confinement #STOPsolitary   #ACLU   #solitaryconfinement   #massincarceration   #humanrights  
On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment that has been overused and abused. According to t...
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Helping another prisoner understand prison regulations -- yet another reason someone might end up in #SolitaryConfinement . #30Days30Ways   How about $30 to help us make an entertaining dramatic series and raise some awareness while we're at it? http://bit.ly/thewHOLE-24 #STOPsolitary   #thewHOLE   #filmmaking   #SupportIndieFilm  
“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.
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Fighting social isolation is as important as healthy food and exercise.
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This is what we've been saying and why we made "The wHOLE." We made the project WITH individuals who have lived it and know that this is not an effective form of "punishment" or "reform" for individuals. #solitaryconfinement  has no place in our criminal justice system. Let's #STOPsolitary  http://bit.ly/thewHOLE-CF
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is telling Congress that American prisons rely too much on holding inmates in isolation and that the corrections system is "broken" in many respects. At a House committee hearing Monday to examine next year's Supreme Court budget, Kennedy told lawmakers...
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Just launched (today) my crowdfunding campaign and have to say that if others are considering a campaign, I highly recommend Seed and Spark as a platform to consider. They have been wonderful to work with, so responsive and so supportive. CF campaign are SO MUCH WORK, having the right team by your side really matters. Thanks +Emily Best for creating S&S. 
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So cool. I think so many of these "platform" services are into automation and the tech side, they forget the people who, uh, actually use them! Really great to hear somebody's figuring out how to do it right.
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Appropriately enough, today is a day of action in the state of California for those pushing to end #solitaryconfinement . We're proud to join in this day as we launch "The wHOLE" and use art and media to raise awareness about #massincarceration . Today's day of action is rooted in the Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strikes from the summer of 2013, which is where our journey to our new media project began as well. Join us. #STOPsolitary    
Nearly two years ago, at the end of a long day, Ramon and I, (Jen Fischer and the Co-Founder of Think Ten with Ramon) actually found ourselves sitting on the couch together just talking — having a...
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"This pilot is a promising start to a cinematic project with an important mission: to raise awareness about the inhumanity of solitary confinement in America’s prisons." #SupportIndieFilm   #ArtforAmnesty   #MediaMatters   #filmmaking   #socialjustice   #humanrights   #STOPsolitary  
The Think Ten Media Group has released the pilot episode of its new anti-incarceration web series, "The wHole," starring William Brown.
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Yes, we could pitch larger companies + networks like Hulu, Netflix, HBO but this is for the people, by the people  http://icont.ac/2QL4g #indiefilm   #SupportIndieFilm   #PowerOfArt  
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This is an interview with my partner-in-everything (production company partner, parenting partner, life partner). 

We've taken a very different path in the film world and with our #filmmaking . It isn't always easy, but it's important. 

Here he takes about fearlessly tackling difficult issues, the power of narrative storytelling to provoke thought and change, making quality, professional films with basically no budget and much more. #indiefilm   #supportindiefilm   #solitaryconfinement   #changemaker   #ArtForAmnesty  
Episode 30 of the Express welcomes a fearless filmmaker from a production company that’s tackling important stories head-on. Writer/Director Ramon Hamilton founded Think Ten Media Group along with ...
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Might be funny, if it weren't true: Asians have been sent to #solitaryconfinement  for ordering black canvas, charged with planning to escape in a ninja suit. Seriously, that really happened. Sounds more like a headline for  The Onion than something real...http://bit.ly/thewHOLE-CF 
“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.
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Proof that truth is stranger than fiction...
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Proud to work with this man on a daily basis to create media that matters and to raise a family. #STOPsolitary   #indiefilm   #filmmaking   #MovieMakingMama  +Ramon Hamilton  bit.ly/thewHOLE-CF
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“I feel like art doesn’t have a purpose unless it is purposeful. I really use my art and my creativity to inspire other people, and to continue with my efforts in my activism.”  --  Love this young woman. We feel that way too. So inspiring. #filmmaking   #WomenInFilm   #ThinkTenMediaGroup   #HumanTrafficking   #MediaMatters   #BeTheChange  
“I feel like art doesn’t have a purpose unless it is purposeful. I really use my art and my creativity to inspire other people, and to continue with my efforts in my activism.” Rebecca Dharmapalan, 19, is not just a filmmaker. S...
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Education
  • Harvard University
    Middle Eastern Studies, 2001 - 2003
  • Sarah Lawrence College
    1998 - 2000
  • American University in Cairo
    1999 - 2000
  • DePauw University
    Piano, 1997 - 1998
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Female
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Filmmaker + Writer
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writing, editing, publicity, outreach
Employment
  • Think Ten Media Group + The Good Long Road
    Co-Founder, 2010 - present
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Currently
Val Verde, CA
Previously
West Hollywood - Dorchester, MA - New York, NY - Cairo, Egypt - San Antonio, TX
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