(83 minutes) USA
Directors/Producers: Lina Matta and Odile Isralson
Prison Lullabies is
the remarkable portrait of four women who, pregnant when arrested
on drug charges, are given the unique opportunity of keeping their
babies with them while serving their sentence. The film follows
Amy, Anne Marie, Joann, and Monique for two and a half years from
their days in the prison nursery to their struggle to rebuild a
life for themselves on the outside.
For 14 years, Odile has been working as a news
producer in the U.S. bureaus of Swiss (TSR/DSR/TSI) and German (ARD/ZDF)
television. Before that, she was a reporter for Belga, the Belgian
news agency, and for Canadian Radio Network (NTR). In 1998, she
and Lina Matta set up Brown Hats Productions. Their first documentary
was the short Running for Bogotį. Born in Lebanon, Lina came to
the U.S. in 1984 to pursue a master¹s degree in film production.
After graduating from Boston University, she moved to Washington
DC where for 13 years she produced news shows for the Middle East
Satellite television market. Lina continues to freelance for American,
European, and Middle East television outlets.
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