Kamika’s Letters

Kamika thought she had to burn the letters from prison so she could move on. Instead, she turned them into community uplifting art. With poetry, screenwriting and spoken word, Kamika pushes past her family’s prison trauma, making something out of a lifetime of writing letters to prison.

This project took two years to complete from the original play to the opening screening. The film was accepted into the 2020 SF Black Film Festival, distributed by NowThis and screened at the 2020 Justice Panel, the first presidential debate hosted at a federal penitentiary.

The film shines a light on intergenerational incarceration in the Black communty, while sharing a message of hope for those people who grow up in the same system that Kamika was born into.