Slipping Into Darkness

In this powerful film about breaking the cycle of generational incarceration, a young Mexican-American man struggles to provide for his family and to not follow in his incarcerated father's footsteps. His life changes dramatically when a friend is released from prison, stirring up old bad habits. Written by David Mansanalez and directed by Alex Ferrufino.

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Slipping Into Darkness

ALEX FERRUFINO (DIRECTOR): After witnessing the murder of his friend at age 16, the Los Angeles native of Mexican and Honduran descent decided to put everything into telling stories that speak truth to the realities of his communities.

DAVID MANSANALEZ (WRITER): The writer started attending film school after an 18-month tour in Afghanistan, and now focuses on writing scripts to cope with his PTSD and bring an authentic reality to the screen. (Photos by Edwin Pagan)

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“I come from a family of incarcerated men. And the bigger picture of the story with gun violence and all of that, all around, was generational incarceration that needs to be spoken on.” —David Mansanalez, writer

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