Film: "It's Criminal"

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Film: "It's Criminal"

This moving doc follows a Dartmouth class and local incarcerated women as they collaborate on a play, exploring issues of privilege and injustice.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

Discussion follows with director Signe Taylor, Prof. Ivy Schweitzer, Prof. Pati Hernandez and special guests.

Poignant and personal, local filmmaker Signe Taylor’s moving documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth students in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies class, “Telling My Story,” which epitomizes the goals of experiential learning.

Over the course of ten weeks, the students and inmates work together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars, and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future. It's a transformational movie that delves into privilege, poverty and injustice and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why.

D: Signe Taylor, US, 2017, 1h20m

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