PRISON WORK

A full-length documentary, Dostoevsky Behind Bars features graduate students who study literature with prison inmates. Winner of a Wisconsin Film Festival Golden Badger Award, Media For a Just Society Award finalist, and official selection of the Beloit, (In) Justice For All, Julien Dubuque, Louisville, Interrobang, OM, Oneota and Philadelphia film festivals. Purchase DVDs through contact page. Press. Radio.TV coverage.Trailer.

A web series and a 30-minute documentary,  Artists In Absentia tells the story of inmates who create a multi-media exhibition for public libraries. Winner of the Voiceless International Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award and an official selection of the  (In)Justice For All, NYC Short Documentary, Auroville, Near Nazareth, Red Phoenix Underground, Shawnee Shorts Midwestern, and Milwaukee Critical Edge film festivals. Project website. Press. Trailer. View video.

Find links below to all episodes of the Artists In Absentia web series.

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Ep.1 “Good Bye” Two musicians rock on to open the series. Watch video.

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Ep.2 “Words & Music” Poetry and guitar gently blend. Watch video.

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Ep.3 “Drama Class”  An acting warm-up and a short play. Watch video.

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Ep.4 “Artists Explain” Creators offer insight into their work. Watch video.

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Ep.5 “Musica y Arte” Hip hop performers fuse with artists. Watch video.

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Ep.6 “Drama Class Again” Another warm-up, another play. Watch video.

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Ep.7 “Intros” Composers introduce their music. Watch video.

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Ep.8 “9 Guitars & a Drum Kit” A sampler of other acts. Watch video.

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Ep.9 “Emblem of Allegiance” A singer thanks his teachers. Watch video.

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Ep.10 “The Opening “The public reacts to the exhibition. Watch video.

Coda: “Holiday MessageAn inmate connects with a friend. Watch video.