When filmmaker Michael Davie attended The Nantucket Project in 2014, he heard Kelly Corrigan’s talk on acceptance and immediately he “felt like she was speaking my language.” Then, with the help of TNP Idea Films and Kelly herself, Michael made the film ‘Acceptance.’ The documentary short speaks to the challenging nature of accepting life-changing events that can occur completely outside of our control. In this podcast, TNP co-founder Tom Scott and Kelly talk to Michael about the making of the film and some of the difficult and traumatic experiences the subjects have had to accept in their lives.
Tom and Kelly spoke with Nicole Pittman, a member of the Cambrian Ave. Project, after she’d taken part in a gathering for episode one of the neighborhood project. Nicole is also the director for the Center on Youth Registration Reform, an organization that is working to remove children and adults who have been listed on the national sex offender registry for offenses they committed while they were children. Their conversation contemplates the gray areas of sexual offenses, where the perpetrator can also be a victim, and how in so many circumstances, labels such as offenders, victims and enablers can ruin lives.