Kim Kardashian West Releases Trailer for The Justice Project Documentary
"People deserve a second chance."
If you needed any further proof that Kim Kardashian West is taking her new law degree seriously, the trailer for her new documentary, The Justice Project, should just about do it.
Teased this weekend, the two-hour documentary follows the reality TV star-turned-entrepreneur-turned justice advocate as she works with lawyers on four wrongful incarceration cases. “There is a mass incarceration problem in the United States,” Kim begins the trailer by saying. “I went into this knowing nothing, and then my heart completely opened up. People deserve a second chance.”
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour this weekend after the trailer was released, the SKIMS founder was asked if she feels like she’s found her passion with the work in criminal justice reform. “I do, I really do. I don’t see how I could just say ‘no’ to someone that really needs help if I know that I can help them.” She also added that her children are a motivating factor for her work. “I’m raising four black children that could face a situation like any of the people that I help. Just to know I can make a difference in my children’s lives and [others] by helping fix a broken system, that’s so motivating for me.” When asked about facing criticism for this new path, she responded, “It can be exhausting, frustrating, but I know that we can make a difference, and so all the criticism in the world will not deter me from what I want to do. I’m very used to criticism so nothing really fazes me. I’m one of those not-human souls that can really deal with it. However I really genuinely just stay focused on cases and people and am extremely compassionate. No, I’m not doing it for publicity. I really do care and spend 20 hours a week away from my family and kids for this.”
The work, she says, helps her to feel close to her late father, Robert Kardashian, too. “There are times when I can be frustrated, up studying really late and wonder how he did it. Having four kids…[he] must have been going through some of the same things that I have gone through, so it would have been exciting to talk to him about that. I know that he would be so, so proud.”
The documentary comes after Kim successfully petitioned the White House last year to grant clemency to 63-year old Alice Johnson who was in prison on a life sentence for a non-violent, first-time drug offence.
Watch the trailer below:
The official trailer for my new documentary is here! Criminal justice reform is something that’s so important to me, and I can’t wait to share these stories with all of you. #KKWTheJusticeProject premieres Sunday, April 5 at 7/6c on @Oxygen pic.twitter.com/d5AvuvQE7a
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2020
Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project will air on April 5, 2020 on Oxygen.