For many, the hope is that one enters as a criminal, and exits as a new person: reformed and ready to become a law-abiding, contributing member of society. But the road to full rehabilitation is neither straight nor easy. The system itself throws up many barriers that make reintegration extremely challenging and recidivism especially likely.
Rehab tells the story of a young Black woman trying to fight her way back into the good graces of society. She’s trying to prove to herself and to the world that she is entitled to the same things as everyone else: shelter, safety, sense-of-self and above all else—to be with her son.This is a tale about family. Justice. Redemption.
Murry Peeters (She/Her) is an actor/screenwriter. Recent screenwriting credits include:THE PARKER-ANDERSONSandAMELIA PARKER. Her screen credits includeNBC’s TAKEN,FAR CRY 5andMY LITTLE PONY. Peeters and her past acting experience enable her to write material populated by richly diverse and layered characters. She was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program. She is also an alumna of the Canadian Film Center's 2018 Writers' Lab, a 2018 Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award recipient and a Netflix-Banff 2019 & 2020 Diversity of Voices participant. Peeters spearheaded #StartWith8HollywoodNorth, a program aimed at connecting industry leaders and emerging women and non-binary, BIPOC creatives.