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CLS Sponsored Documentary Film Released

Women Behind Bars Feature

The College of Liberal Studies sponsored documentary film Women Behind Bars: The Voices of Oklahoma’s Incarcerated Women and their Children was recently released to the public for free viewing via YouTube.com and iTunesU.

The film focuses on the fact that the state of Oklahoma ranks first in the nation in female incarcerations, incarcerating 132 women per 100,000 population, compared to the national average of 68.

Women Behind Bars was directed, produced, and edited by Amina Benalioulhaj, a recent graduate of OU’s Women and Gender Studies Program and was inspired by the research of CLS professor Susan Sharp.

Women Behind Bars originally premiered at the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City in June 2010 and also has been shown to many schools and organizations throughout the state.

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