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Freedom Road
A film by Lorna Ann Johnson, 2004, 35 min., Color/BW

FREEDOM ROAD is a barren stretch that leads in and out of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Yet for some of the women incarcerated there...

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
A film by Noga Ashkenazi, 2012, 65 min., Color

THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through...

Miss GULAG
Produced by Irina Vodar and Raphaela Neihausen, A film by Maria Yatskova, 2007, 62 min., Color

MISS GULAG is a rare look at the lives of the first generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia, where women’s unemployment and incarcera...

Mothers of Bedford
A film by Jenifer McShane, 2011, 96 min., Color

 Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children. Jenifer McShane's absorbing documentar...

900 Women
A film by Laleh Khadivi, 2000, 72 min., Color

“The Louisiana Correctional Institute is located in the swamps of southern Louisiana in the small town of St. Gabriel. Built in 1970 to house an incre...

Sin by Silence
A film by Olivia Klaus, 2009, 49 min., Color

From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. An important film that profiles Convicted...

Troop 1500
A film by Ellen Spiro & Karen Bernstein, 2005, 68 min., Color

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologis...

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