Hulu is adding a Tribeca Film Festival award-winner to its slate. A press release announced that the streamer landed “Jacinta,” a documentary exploring drug addiction and intergenerational trauma.
From first-time director Jessica Earnshaw, “Jacinta” is a portrait of a young woman who is in and out of prison and struggling with addiction. Jacinta is trying to escape a cycle started by her mother and reconnect with her own 10-year-old daughter.
“I’ve always been interested in the way patterns repeat themselves through generations, how unhealed trauma is processed by the next generation, and the strong ties that bind families and mothers and daughters together,” Earnshaw told us. “When I first met Jacinta, who was incarcerated with her mother Rosemary, I was wrapping up a project that I had been working on at the same prison. I was struck by their closeness and banter, and felt like there was a story within their relationship.” She explained, “Jacinta is incredibly smart and articulate, and I was curious to understand how she ended up in prison with her mother.”
“Jacinta” will premiere on Hulu and in select theaters October 8. The film landed Earnshaw the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at Tribeca.