30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle

A former federal agent takes you from Milwaukee’s streets into its justice system, following Harold Sloan and fellow homeless men over five years as they struggle to survive.

  • Faith Kohler
    Director
  • Jessica Farrell
    Producer
  • Harold Sloan
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Swant
    Editor
    The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
  • Alex Block
    Cinematography
  • Quinn Hester
    Cinematography
  • Chris James Thompson
    Consultant
    The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
  • Mark Foote
    Associate Producer
  • Peter Batchelder
    Composer
    The Reagan Presidency
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Social Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    September 29, 2015
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Faith Kohler

Faith Kohler, J.D, is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and Wellesley College. A former federal agent who worked extensively in Milwaukee's high crime neighborhoods, Faith recently joined the enterprise security team of a Fortune 100 company. Throughout her law enforcement career, Faith served as a volunteer within Milwaukee's homeless community. Her interest in understanding poverty and researching solutions led to the creation of BatPowered Productions and 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle, filming the documentary between 2010 and 2015. Faith believes that the practice of tikkun olam, (Hebrew phrase meaning "world repair") is the means to establishing social justice and improving lives and communities overall.

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