A powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States, It’s Criminal follows a group of Dartmouth College students who, as part of a college class, work with female inmates in a rural jail to create and perform an original play. Signe Taylor’s camera turns an intimate lens on these interactions and the life-changing experiences had by both the inmates and students, demonstrating that empathy is a powerful force in bridging divides..
Q&A session to follow with director Signe Taylor, subjects Ivy Schweitzer, Kim Vasquez, and Charlotte Gunderson
Director Signe Taylor is an award-winning filmmaker. She produced and directed Circus Dreams, a feature documentary about one of the best youth circuses in the United States. In addition, she has covered political candidates for C-Span, produced for the children’s show ZOOM on PBS and received her MA from the Documentary Film Program at Stanford University and BA from Barnard College at Columbia University.