Women Prisoners in Cook County Jail Curate Global Film Festival

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Women's View jurors on a tier at Cook County Jail International Children’s Media Center
ICMC jurors
Women's View jurors on a tier at Cook County Jail International Children’s Media Center

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.