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Growing up, Kristal watched nearly every man in her life disappear to prison. She channeled that struggle into keeping families connected, both as a social worker and with her van service that drives families to visit loved ones in far-off prisons. But when Kristal's dad and brother return to Philly, her happiness meets the realization that release doesn't always mean freedom. Passionate, funny and resilient, Kristal remains determined to carve out a different future -- for herself and for her young nephew, Nyvae. Part observational documentary, part family album, A Woman on the Outside is a tender portrait of one family striving to love in the face of a system built to break them.

World Premiere at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Awarded Best Documentary at the 2022 American Black Film Festival, Best North American Feature Documentary at the 2022 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Diamond State Black Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention for Humanitarian Excellence at the 2022 Woods Hole Film Festival. 

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