Kids For Ca$h – Interview with Director Robert May

From KIDS FOR CASH website:

"KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009.   Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page.".  

Click through for my two interviews with Director Robert May.

My first interview with Director Robert May back in March of this year.

Since our first conversation the film has garnered a lot of positive reviews and been shown to an amazing group of people.  Robert started our second conversation by talking about the "slow burn" of the documentary.

I asked Robert about the Comcast deal.

We talked about the families reactions to the film since they first saw it.

KIDS FOR CASH Families of the scandal attend the premiere at the Perelman Theater at Kimmel Center!

I asked about the way in which the Judge's family has also been extremely positive about the documentary.

We also talked about the one kid, Ed, who took his life because of the impact of his imprisonment.

I asked Robert about having great friends and mentors like documentary filmmaker Steve James & writer/director Tom McCarthy.

Robert talked about taking the film abroad and the reactions of non-Americans.

KidsForCashTheMovie The US incarcerates 5X more kids than any nation in the world.

We talked about the impact of prison privatization.

Robert teased earlier that the White House would like to screen the film soon, and he explained how that came about.

I ended our chat by asking a hypothetical question to Robert.

For more information on the film visit

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