Film Screening: It’s Criminal

It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege

Thurs. Sept. 14  |  7:00 pm in the gallery

Watch the film’s trailer below:

Free admission.  All are welcome to attend.

A film featuring both incarcerated women as well as Dartmouth College students, It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege, highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. It’s Criminal highlights and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other. Poignant and personal, the 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.

The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Signe Taylor.

For more information about the film, visit