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Cruel and unusual : transgender women in prison

Author: Janet BausDan HuntReid WilliamsOutcast Films.Open Society Institute.All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Outcast Films, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Interviews with lawyers and prison custodians reveal the level of violence these women have to face from the inmates, as well as from the authorities which do not recognize their condition as a medical disorder.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Baus; Dan Hunt; Reid Williams; Outcast Films.; Open Society Institute.; New York State Council on the Arts.; Frameline (Firm)
OCLC Number: 175249883
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned.
Notes: "Funded in part by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Frameline"--Credits.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Container insert includes synopsis, production credits, and chapter titles.
Special features: "Sexual violence in prison for transgender women" (5 min.); "Protective custody" (3 min.); "Hormone therapy" (5 min.); "Family issues" (4 min.); "Legal cases: Ophelia" (5 min); "Legal cases: Linda" (7 min.); "More from the transgender women" (7 min.); "More from the community" (6 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Slawomir Grunberg ; editors, Janet W. Baus, Dan Hunt, Mark Juergens ; original music, Amy Linton.
Performer(s): Interviews: Yolanda Valentin, Anna Connelly, Linda Thompson, Ashley, Ophelia De'Lonta.
Awards: Audience Award, Best Feature, NewFest (June 2006); Jury Award, Best Documentary, Frameline (June 2006); Freedom Award, Outfest (July 2006); Silver Telly Award, Best Social Issue Documentary (August 2006).
Description: 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; standard format (4:3).
Other Titles: Cruel & unusual
Transgender women in prison
Responsibility: produced and directed by Janet W. Baus, Dan Hunt, Reid Williams.

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A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Interviews with lawyers and prison custodians reveal the level of violence these women have to face from the inmates, as well as from the authorities which do not recognize their condition as a medical disorder.

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