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The Grey Area: Feminism Behind BarsThe Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
An intimate look at women's issues in the criminal justice system.

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars (Noga Ashkenazi, USA, 2012; 65 min.) An intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum women’s security prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the “grey area” that is often invisible within the prison walls and delve into issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.

Watch the trailer here.