"Serving Life"

"Serving Life"
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The first OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network original documentary airing on the network narrated and executive produced by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

Watch the trailer for "Serving Life"

"...demonstrates how the most broken lives can find meaning in quotidian displays of compassion." The New York Times
 

Serving Life - Prison Yard

"Serving Life" documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates.  In doing so, they embark on a journey that may end in personal rehabilitation.  The volunteers are trained, pushed and tested.  Some fail, but some succeed and discover that the human touch can reach the soul. "I thought maybe if I helped somebody else," one inmate says, "that would help relieve some of the guilt."  The film is produced by Lightworks Pictures in association with KPI.  Executive producers include Nick Stuart and Molly Fowler.  The film is produced and directed by Lisa R. Cohen.

Reviews

Serving Life - Prison Hospice

"'Serving Life' reveals the humanity that exists inside each and every one of us. In the Angola prison's hospice, we meet inmates who decide to take an opportunity for redemption, reminding us of the connection that exists between each and every human being." –Forest Whitaker, Executive Producer and Narrator of "Serving Life"

Serving Life - Prison Ward

"Serving Life" documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for dying fellow inmates. Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker, the film takes viewers inside Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years.

Watch the Sneak Preview Reactions from the Compassionate Action Network screening.

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