Shakespeare Behind Bars
(USA/Great Britain, 2005, 92 minutes)
One year in the life of the theatre programme “Shakespeare Behind Bars” at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in Kentucky, during which a cast of inmates rehearses and performs The Tempest. Excellent, life-affirming documentary that deals with forgiveness and redemption but never whitewashes its subjects' flaws.
Independent Television Service presents, in association with the BBC, a Philomath Films production; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and the BBC; funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the JKW Foundation; developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute; supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. Directed and written by Hank Rogerson; produced by Jilann Spitzmiller; music by James Wesley Stemple; director of photography (colour), Shana Hagan; film editor, Victor Livingston.