Zero Percent - a Hudson Link Documentary

Zero Percent - a Hudson Link Documentary

 

Zero Percent takes the audience inside Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison’s college program inside Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison.  From the outset of the film, we learn that Hudson Link sponsored students are men who have come to appreciate the full impact of their life-altering crimes, on others and themselves.  And while it may be years before they see life outside the prison walls, we see first-hand their insight that their only hope for a redemptive, productive life is through the dedication they have shown in transforming their lives.
 
The driving force behind Hudson Link’s creation and success is the men who were once incarcerated themselves; men who experienced first-hand the impact that mental and emotional rehabilitation can have on their lives, their families and their communities.
 
The film’s title, Zero Percent, refers to the fact that not one of Hudson Link’s graduates has been re-incarcerated for a new crime once released.  Given the national recidivism rate of over 60%, Zero Percent provides real-life evidence of the far-reaching, positive effects of the Hudson Link Program.
 
Zero Percent, which is the recipient of the first-ever Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival, awarded to a film for “their dedication to fighting injustices and creating social change for the improvement of humanity,” has been winning many accolades at film festivals across the country including:

  • Best of Festival: Arlington International Film Festival
  • Silver Heart Award: Dallas International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary: BET UrbanWorld, Breckenridge, Las Vegas, Ojai, Bronx International and Metropolitan Film Festivals
  • Audience Award and Special Jury Prize: Anthem Film Festival
  • Award of Excellence: The Indie
  • Best Cinematography: Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

 

Contact the Hudson Link office to find out when Zero Percent will be playing in your neighborhood. 

Mar. 10, 2012