It's Criminal

A film by Signe Taylor

It's Criminal A Project of Filmmakers Collaborative

About this film:

Producer: Signe Taylor

It's Criminal is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. The film offers a window into a rural jail, an Ivy League college and what happens when these worlds collide. Shot in an intimate verite style, the feature documentary shares the life-changing experiences of female prisoners and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play about the lives of the incarcerated women. It delves into privilege, poverty and injustice and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why -- while also sharing a poignant and personal story about how empathy is a potent force that can help bridge the divide.

We invite to join us in bringing this much-needed film to new audiences by contributing here. if you'd like to contribute toward giving a DVD of It's Criminal to a high school, public library or non-profit organization, please email us at and for a $25 contribution we will send a DVD to the institution of your choice. Many thanks for your gift!

Supported by 5 Donations:

  • Patricia D.
    I Gave $100
    Such an important message and really insightful documentary. Happy to help.
  • Gina  A.
    I Gave $25
    This is an important film that I want to share with as many folks as I can! I want to get it out into my community.
  • Amanda R.
    I Gave $25
  • Carol R.
    I Gave $50
    I have not yet seen the work, but my sister has. Trusting her judgment, I want to help make it possible for as many people as possible to see it.
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