A compelling movie about repentance, forgiveness, and redemption, Days of Atonement is a docu-drama recorded in Caledonia County, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. It was filmed mostly with an iPhone 11 Max and DMI Mobil Camera.
Shalom Gorewitz and Darryll Rudy were students at California Institute of the Arts at the same time. They were reunited by chance in St. Johnsbury, Vermont and decided to create a feature film about returning citizens through the experience of someone with a life sentence who is released unexpectedly and mostly without support or resources. With former inmates playing themselves, this film is meant to raise questions about the criminal justice system in the United States.