All Square: Justice Served in a Sandwich
About the Film
Emily Hunt Turner saw opportunity for criminal justice reform in her restaurant, All Square. People leaving prison often face challenges and stigma as they attempt to find a job and a place to live. But at the craft grilled cheese restaurant, people with criminal records are employed and taken through a companion professional development program anchored in law and entrepreneurship in order to give those impacted by the criminal justice system a different future.
About the filmmaker(s)
Always looking for the next great shot, Slade Kemmet has dedicated his career to telling stories that make a difference. His work primarily focuses on the efforts of nonprofits, community organizations, startups and do-gooders.
Based in the Twin Cities, Slade has partnered with organizations doing work from the United States, Central America, Africa, to the Middle East. He regularly works with PBS to create Emmy award-winning short and long-form documentary stories for television and web. Previously, he spent time working as a video editor and promotions producer for a NBC affiliate news station.
An avid wildlife photographer and videographer, Slade looks for any excuse to get out in the field. When he’s not behind the camera, you can probably find Kemmet rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, scuba diving, or in his kayak on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
About the Presenting Partner
The mission of TPT is to “enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of media.” As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, TPT uses television, interactive media and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its nearly 60-year history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
Based in St. Paul, MN, TPT is among the most highly-viewed public TV stations in the nation, reaching over 1.7 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization’s particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children, serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America’s aging population, engaging a new generation in the power of public media and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission.