Hulu is adding a Tribeca Film Festival award winner to its list. A press release announced that the operator has arrived for “Jacinta,” a documentary that explores drug addiction and intergenerational trauma.
From first director Jessica Earnshaw, “Jacinta” is a portrait of a young woman in and out of prison battling addiction. Jacinta is trying to escape a cycle started by her mother and reconnect with her 10-year-old daughter.
“I’ve always been interested in the way patterns repeat themselves across generations, how unaddressed trauma is processed by the next generation, and the strong bonds that hold families, mothers, and daughters together,” Earnshaw told us. “When I first met Jacinta, who was incarcerated with her mother Rosemary, I was finishing a project I was working on in the same prison. I was struck by their closeness and their banter, and I felt like there was a story in their relationship.” She explained, “Jacinta is very smart and eloquent, and I was curious to understand how she ended up in prison with her mother.”
“Jacinta” will be released on Hulu and in select theaters on October 8. The film received the New Documentary Director’s Award from Albert Maysles in Tribeca.