Appropriate for: College/University
Voices From Insideby Karina Epperlein
Women prisoners and their children speak out
Inside a federal women's prison a German born theater artist encourages a racially mixed circle of women to find their own voices through poetry and creative expression, and meets their children on the outside. The prisoners share their life stories and experiences of prison life. Voices from Inside shatters stereotypes about crime, criminals and race. An inspiring experiment in breaking the walls with love!
full review Susan Phillips
Turning Wheel Journal of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship
A stunning film: moving, just right! It gives a very valuable picture of how women come to be in prison, and the futility of keeping them there.
Leslie Acoca, Writer and Senior Researcher
National Council on Crime & Delinquency
Every legislature that lavishes money on building prisons--and starves programs that rebuild dignity--should be put in a room with this unforgettable story of four women's lives.
The women and their children give us a powerful understanding of how prison impacts on their lives. Extraordinarily insightful!
J. Herman Blake
Vice Chancellor, Indiana University (Purdue)
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Arizona International Film Festival
- Finalist, USA Film Festival
- Denver International Film Festival
- PASS Award, National Council on Crime Delinquency
- Windy City International Documentary Festival
- Charlotte Film and Video Festival
- PARNU International Documentary Film Festival