FORGOTTEN VOICES

FORGOTTEN VOICES

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1370
    Format: DVD

    Profiles three prisoners serving life sentences and how involvement in art has played a significant role in their rehabilitation. Shot at Western Wayne Correctional Facility (the former Detroit House of Corrections), the video illustrates how the ArtsGrowth prison outreach program has helped these individuals deal with their violent pasts through creative writing and painting. Both the prisoners and correctional staff speak candidly about the merits of arts education in state prisons and the need for such alternative programs for a growing prison population throughout the U.S.

    Directed by Gary Glaser
    1993, 30 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $50

    "...the film captures an important and poignant process: people finding themselves through art, turning pain into something positive."-MetroTimes



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