Incarcerate US Podcast Host Dant’e Cottingham Interviews Skylar Economy from behind Prison walls. Dant’e is America’s 1st and Only Incarcerated Podcast Host.
Skylar received her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at UC Berkeley in May of 2016. As a student at UC Berkeley, she served as Co-Executive Director of CalTV, Cal’s premiere student-run TV channel; and as a founder and leader of several film and media organizations at UC Berkeley.
As an intern at CNN for the two summers during undergrad, Skylar worked on over 20 documentaries that have aired. She also served as a film program coordinator and mentor to high school students in Bosnia for the Mediterranean Film Festival, and taught photography to young women in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
Skylar began working with formerly incarcerated students in April 2015, and produced and directed a short documentary titled Free Scholars in June 2015 that is shown in youth detention centers and criminal justice organizations across the country to encourage incarcerated individuals to consider enrolling in college. She currently serves as the Producer and Co-Director for FITE Film (From Incarceration to Education), a two-part film following the lives of formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley. FITE Film is a selected finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017, a finalist for Red Bull Amaphiko Academy 2017, and a Commitment to Action for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU).
What is Fitefim?
FITE Film (From Incarceration to Education) is a documentary about formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and their road to higher education. An in-depth documentary film that delves into the stories of four formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley.
FITE Film First Look: David Maldonado
First Look, a special preview of the upcoming documentary From Incarceration to Education. Press play to meet David Maldonado, formerly incarcerated PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley.
From Incarceration to Education – FITE Film – is an upcoming documentary about formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley, and their roads to higher education. It is being created alongside an online database of resources for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Arts and Social Change category for Big Ideas@Berkeley Grant 2016.
Community Impact category for the Big Ideas@Berkeley Grand Pitch Day 2016.
Commitment for the Clinton Global Initiative 2016.