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Showing 1 - 10 of 25 titles with a criteria of Subject is Crime and Criminals


Battaglia

She's made a name for herself. She takes stark black and white photographs. In this impressionistic biography Letizia Battaglia is filmed in constant motion and color. A film about contrasts, on all levels.

First Hand Films | 2002 | 58 minutes

Broken Lines

Joe Soll has spent half of his life searching for his birth parents, in the process he uncovered a mystery that’s haunted him for years.

MediaStorm | 2011 | 10 minutes

A Common Purpose

The trial of the "Upington 25" in South Africa in 1986 saw twenty-five men and women from a black township tried for the murder of a local black policeman.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 75 minutes

Conviction

Bianca, Treena, Laura, and Caitlin are a stark reflection of the troubling worldwide tendency to criminalize and imprison the most vulnerable in society—those most affected by poverty, addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness.

National Film Board of Canada | 2019 | 78 minutes

Dr. Feelgood

The case of Dr. William Hurwitz educates audiences on the complexities involved in opioid painkiller prescriptions.

Bullfrog Films | 2016 | 84 minutes

El Sicario, Room 164

The story of a hitman for the drug cartels, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Icarus Films | 2011 | 84 minutes

Excellent Cadavers

A dramatic investigation of the recent history of the Mafia and its integral relationship to postwar Italian politics. Based on the book by Alexander Stille.

First Hand Films | 2006 | 92 minutes

Glimmer of Hope

The death of a child is tragedy enough, but when the cause of death is random, brutal murder, the pain can be insurmountable.

National Film Board of Canada | 1997 | 52 minutes

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum women’s security prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the “grey area” that is often invisible within the prison walls and delve into issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.

Women Make Movies | 2012 | 65 minutes

Growing Season

Horticulture dramatically improves prisoners' attitudes.

Bullfrog Films | 1992 | 25 minutes