Also, something to point out, this must be someone willing to be outed and known by their neighborhood, which could potentially put them and/or their family in potentially more danger. By having someone speak on camera and getting someone from their neighborhood who has posted fliers, etc, could be putting people in danger, so keep that in mind, and it's something that Amir needs to be made aware of. This could turn into a bad thing!
Documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev is creating a series for National Geographic Television about neighbors in America, with the purpose of creating dialogue between community members and changing people's minds about issues they may have preconceived notions about. We'd like our pilot to focus on the increasing number of people on sex offender registries, and are looking for someone willing to tell their story.
This person should:
- be willing to tell their story on camera.
- have been convicted of a sex offense in the past.
- be willing to allow us to contact someone in their community who may have preconceived negative notions about them.
To be clear, this is not "To Catch a Predator" or any show of that ilk. In many ways it's the opposite - something to allay misconceptions and prejudices and to show the undue pain that is caused many people on the registry by people in their own communities.
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