Beyond This Place

Societal problems like racism and inequality often feel overwhelming. Clint Smith sees a possible remedy: storytelling. Through his work as a poet, educator, and activist, including an innovative program at the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Smith often confronts how we’re socialized to simplify others down to their race, their class, or even just their worst moment. The same is being done to us, and thus our lives can feel riven by social divides. But if we learn to tell our own stories—to explore our emotions, and to captivate the emotions of others—we can fully engage with our shared humanity.


Director Charles Frank
Production Company Voyager Creative
Executive Producer Andrew Hutcheson
Head of Production David Brickel
Producer Andrew Hutcheson
DP Jeff Melanson
1st AC Joe Cozza
Sound Mixer Libero Colimberti
Editor Charles Frank
Audio Post One Thousand Birds
Audio Post Producer Kira MacKnight
Sound Mixer Calvin Pia
Original Music