Hendrix Magazine

Sheri Bylander ’85 directs documentary on healing, horses and prison

Sheri Bylander ’85 directed Homestretch, a documentary that premiered April 13, 2007, at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival. Homestretch tells the story of the power of horses to help heal the hearts of prison inmates.

“Our society warehouses convicts, often in subhuman living conditions. On a parallel track, the world of thoroughbred racing routinely sends over-the-hill horses to the slaughterhouse,” Sheri says.

The film pairs inmates with end-of-career horses and records the changes the inmates experience as a result of this relationship.