PRISONER JUSTICE PRIZE - Social Justice Film Festival | "A candid portrait of the opioid crisis" - HyperallergicCriminal Justice Studies • Addiction • Sociology • Women's Studies • American Studies
Date of Completion: 2018 | Run Time: 75 minutes | Language: English | Captions: No | Includes: Transcript | Directors & Producers: Hannah Dweck & Yael Luttwak
GUEST HOUSE is a documentary feature that captures a six month period in the lives of three women previously incarcerated for non-violent crimes. The film takes you through the reality of reintegration from the prison system and dissolves some of the “otherness” that makes us feel more comfortable with our justice system. The feature attempts to objectively illuminate just how unjust “justice” can be, and just how not “other” many of these women are. The viewer gets to know the real hopes, dreams, desires, and disappointments of our protagonists and gain insight into their choices. The house is full of diverse personalities driven by survival instincts, and characters who use their humor and intelligence to deal with a broken justice system - a system that contributes to the recidivism of its criminals.