an image shows the words no way home and images of a woman holding photos of an incarcerated loved one, a prison tower and also a community form with people with fists in the air

No Way Home: The Story of a Mother's Struggle to Reunite Her Family

About The Film

No Way Home traces the story of Lorraine Haw, known as Mrs. Dee Dee, as she grapples with the trauma of living on both sides of the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia. Earlier in life, Mrs. Dee Dee’s younger brother was shot to death in his apartment complex after an argument over a gold necklace turned fatal. Years later, still reeling from the tragic death of her brother, she was devastated to see her son sentenced to mandatory life without parole in prison. A leader in the movement to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Dee Dee’s story reflects the experiences of thousands of people in Pennsylvania who simultaneously sit on both sides of the gun violence epidemic.

Each of us is more than our past mistakes.
There are complicated circumstances that factor into both the choices and mistakes we make, and there is the possibility that we can turn around our lives. This film explores Mrs Dee Dee's struggle to create a pathway home for her son and those like him. 

No Way Home was directed by Danie Harris, produced by Christoper MacDonald and executive produced by Kris Henderson and Sean Damon. Read more about the film here. 

Watch No Way Home

Amistad Law Project is thrilled to make No Way Home available in its entirety to stream online. Watch our film about Mrs Dee Dee's struggle to reunite her family and get ready to build the movement for second chances in Pennsylvania.  

a graphic shows the headline 'One North Philly woman fight to end life without parole sentencing

No Way Home Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

We were thrilled to see this excellent article from Nate File at the Philadelphia Inquirer on Mrs Dee Dee's fight to end life without parole in PA and bring her son, Phillip, home from prison. 

Felix Rosado comforts his mother Iris Drey as they speak on a panel in Reading, PA

No Way Home Unites Communities in Reading, Allentown, Bucks and Germantown

We held events in Allentown, Reading, Bucks and Germantown to round out a year long effort to build power against death by incarceration. With our movement partners Straight Ahead we hosted 11 screenings of No Way Home in 9 counties across PA. 

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No Way Home Premieres at the Free Library of Philadelphia

We premiered No Way Home in Philadelphia to a full auditorium of over 200 people at the Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library.

Still shot of No Way Home at Theatre Horizon

A Vibrant Community Screening of No Way Home in Montgomery County

Folks from our movement family packed into Theatre Horizon alongside elected officials, local organizers, and families in Norristown. We were also delighted to have No Way Home director, Danie Harris, in the house! 

A photo shows a community screening in Delaware County

A Packed House for Our Delco Screening of No Way Home

A packed house gathered at the Chester Cultural Arts & Technology Center to watch No Way Home followed by a powerful panel and town hall discussion. 

Audience watches documentary with a newspaper headline that says Let's end mandatory life sentences

North East PA shows up for the Scranton screening of No Way Home

We were thrilled to screen No Way Home with a number of families of people serving life without parole as well as local organizers and people in the faith community. 

An audience watches No Way Home with a rainbow flag hanging on the back wall

No Way Home Instills Hope In Lancaster County

At each event, new people encounter our movement family and learn they're not alone in their fight to bring their loved ones home from prison. 

Mrs Dee Dee and Nikki Grant Laugh Together on a panel

No Way Home Screens At Our Home Base in West Philly

A dynamic group of Philly residents gathered for a powerful evening of conversation and community building to win second chances for incarcerated loved ones who have turned their lives around.