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900 women [videorecording] / Gabriel Films ; directed by Laleh Khadivi ; produced by Jonathan Stack
Alternate Title Nine hundred women [videorecording]
New York : Women Make Movies, c2000
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HV9475.L8 L6811 2000    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women prisoners -- Louisiana -- St. Gabriel
Reformatories for women -- Louisiana -- St. Gabriel
Subject Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Subject(s) Documentary films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Performer/Participant Narrator, Susan Sarandon
Note - System Details DVD
Summary The Louisiana Correctional Institute is located in the swamps of southern Louisiana in the small town of St. Gabriel. Built in 1970, it houses the state's most dangerous female prisoners and often exceeds its population capacity of 900. Seventy-five percent of these women are mothers and one fourth are serving sentences of fifteen years or more. The prison compound has a surreal quality; there are no searchlight-capped towers or barbed wire fences. Filmmaker Khadivi delivers a portrait of life in this deceptively peaceful atmosphere which is filled with stories of life on the streets, abuse, freedom, childbirth and motherhood. Six women, a grandmother, a young high school student, a pregnant woman, a recovering heroin addict, a prison guard, and the only woman on death row, share their frustrations and hopes
Alternate Author Khadivi, Laleh
Sarandon, Susan, 1946-
Gabriel Films
Women Make Movies (Firm)

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