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. Press. Radio.TV coverage.Trailer.
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A web series, and a 30-minute documentary, Artists In Absentia, filmed in the same prison as Dostoevsky Behind Bars, 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.
Documentary due for release soon. Contact Refuge Films for details.
FIND LINKS BELOW TO ALL EPISODES OF THE ARTISTS iN ABSENTIA WEB SERIES.
Ep.1 “Good Bye” Two musicians rock on to open the series. Watch episode.
Ep.2 “Words & Music” Poetry and guitar improvisations gently blend. Watch episode.
Ep.3 “Drama Class” Begin with an acting warm-up, end with a short play. Watch episode.
Ep.4 “Artists Explain” Creators offer insight into their work. Watch episode.
Ep.5 “Musica y Arte” Hip hop performers share the screen with four artists. Watch episode.
Ep.6 “Drama Class Again” Another acting warm-up, another short play. Watch episode.
Ep.7 “Intros” Composers introduce their music. Watch episode.
Ep.8 “9 Guitars & a Drum Kit”
A sampler of other acts. Watch episode.
Ep.9 “Emblem of Allegiance” An artist thanks his teachers in a song. Watch episode.
Ep.10 “The Opening “The public reacts to the exhibition. Watch episode.
Coda: “Holiday Message” An Artists In Absentia contributor sends a special greeting to a friend.