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What I Want My Words To Do To You

PBS Premiere: December 16, 2003


What I Want My Words To Do To You offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women's writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei. A PBS Program Club selection.

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TAGS: eve ensler, poetry, writing

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What I Want My Words To Do To You (84 min.)

Premiere Date: December 16, 2003

Filmmakers: Madeleine Gavin, Judith Katz, Gary Sunshine Bio | Interview | Statement


Madeleine Gavin
Madeleine Gavin
Judith Katz
Judith Katz
Gary Sunshine
Gary Sunshine

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