‘Women’s View’ Enlists Cook County Jail Prisoners to Curate Global Film Festival | WBEZ
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Women Prisoners in Cook County Jail Curate Global Film Festival

A group of Chicago women has been meeting weekly to watch, rate and discuss short films from around the world. They gather in a large echo-filled concrete room. It doesn’t make for the best interview recording atmosphere, but that’s what’s available! Now -- months later -- they’ve curated their own film festival and it’s being shown in Chicago tomorrow night. It’s all part of Women’s View-- a program that – for the first time, has enlisted female detainees at the Cook County Jail as their professional film jurors. Linda Paul brings us the story.

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