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What I want my words to do to you

Author: Madeleine GavinGary SunshineJudith KatzMary AliceGlenn CloseAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you committed a violent crime, would it be possible to redeem yourself? Women inmates at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women try to answer this question. In writing workshops, the women in the group, including high-profile convicts like Kathy Boudin and Judy Clark, work through a series of writing exercises and discussions. The deeply personal writings mix with the humorous and the tragic, profoundly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Gavin; Gary Sunshine; Judith Katz; Mary Alice; Glenn Close; Marisa Tomei; Rosie Perez; Eve Ensler; Hazelle Goodman; Paul Gibson; Dyanna Taylor; Borrowed Light Productions.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780646177 : 9780780646179
OCLC Number: 429398200
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: "An unprecedented look into the hearts and minds of women in a maximum security prison"--Container.
Title from container.
"PBS DVD gold."
Originally released as a documentary film in 2002.
Special features: additional scenes: full performances by the actors - not included in the film; interview with Eve Ensler and Judith Katz.
Credits: Cinematographer, Paul Gibson, Dyanna Taylor ; editor, Madeleine Gavin.
Performer(s): Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Eve Ensler, Hazelle Goodman.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, Freedom of Expression Award, 2003.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital, single-sided.
Responsibility: Borrowed Light Productions ; producers, Madeleine Gavin, Gary Sunshine ; writer, Gary Sunshine ; directors, Madeleine Gavin, Judith Katz, Gary Sunshine.

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If you committed a violent crime, would it be possible to redeem yourself? Women inmates at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women try to answer this question. In writing workshops, the women in the group, including high-profile convicts like Kathy Boudin and Judy Clark, work through a series of writing exercises and discussions. The deeply personal writings mix with the humorous and the tragic, profoundly showing the power of art in the service of healing.

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