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Arts in Reach and 3S Artspace present: It's Criminal

Arts in Reach and 3S Artspace present:
It's Criminal
documentary screening and Q&A panel
Wednesday, March 20
Doors 6:30pm / Screening 7pm
Film rating PG-13 / Seated
Free (donations welcome) / RSVP requested

It’s Criminal follows a Dartmouth College class that brings students and incarcerated women together to write and perform a play.

Run time for It's Criminal is 1 hour and 20 minutes with a panel discussion to follow. Panelists include: Pati Hernandez (Professor, Dartmouth College), Signe Taylor (It's Criminal Director), Rebecca Romanoski (AIR Program Director), Jeanne Hruska (Policy Director, ACLU of NH) and the courageous women who shared their stories to make this powerful documentary.

One of the priority issues for ACLU of NH this year is criminal justice reform in NH. They will be on-site during the It's Criminal screening event with literature and ways to help people get involved on advancing and protecting the rights of the formerly incarcerated in NH.

It's Criminal highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other. Poignant and personal, the 80-minute feature documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future.

It's a transformational movie that delves into privilege, poverty and injustice and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why. In addition to exploring disparities, It's Criminal also captures how the students and prisoners struggle and ultimately succeed in overcoming their fears and prejudices to form hard won bonds of friendship, showing that empathy is a powerful force that can help bridge the divide.

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