• 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
  • Topanga, CA, 90290
  • United States


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INSIDE PEACE | Directed by Cynthia Fitzpatrick


The Topanga Film Festival strives to present work that is courageous, innovative, and that inspires action. Inside Peace accomplishes this in every way. Please join us for a powerful afternoon of exploring peace with a screening of Inside Peace followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Three criminal offenders marked by generations of violence, addiction and bad choices attend the Peace Class in a Texas prison, where they struggle to discover their humanity, improve their outlook on life and rebuild their lives from the inside out.

Four years in the making, Inside Peace is a feature documentary that focuses on a set of compelling characters who were incarcerated at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas. There they embarked on a journey of change by enrolling in the Peace Class, one of the few self-improvement programs offered in prisons across the country that are not faith-based, but instead concentrates on the individual’s inner strength and self-worth.

The road becomes most treacherous when the men are released from jail and as they try to negotiate a world filled with conflict, rejection and hostility. Faced with these familiar roadblocks at every turn, they must avoid the temptation to return to their old ways—those that led to failure and imprisonment in the first place.

We are excited to host a very special Q&A with the filmmakers to learn about their 4-year journey inside peace.

Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the event.