In 2023, John Legend hosted a discussion about freedom at his home in Los Angeles with six individuals impacted by pretrial reform. These nuanced conversations were filmed and turned into a 10-minute short film to launch freeamerica's Gathering For Freedom digital archive, which includes personal accounts from those affected by bail reform. By highlighting firsthand accounts, we were able to shine a light on the broader implications of pretrial policies and shift public perspective on bail reform through real-life success stories.