Educational Edition

The Educational Edition of GIRLS ON THE WALL is available as a two-disc DVD set, and for institutional online streaming.

DVD set contains extra video materials including a cast & crew panel discussion

• Full lesson plan from ITVS Community Classroom

• Public performance rights

62 minutes (56:40 “clean” broadcast version available upon request)

Available for secure credit/debit card purchase below

Colleges/Universities – DVD Set $275

Nonprofits/7-12/Public Libraries – DVD Set $99

Public Libraries (without PPR; single disc only except on request) – DVD $49
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About the Film:

Three incarcerated teenage girls get a chance for redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As they write and stage their play, the girls confront the heart-rending situations that led up to their crimes and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system. Shot over 9 months with unprecedented prison access, this film gives a striking view into the circumstances leading up to juvenile incarceration, and the transformational power of the arts.  GIRLS ON THE WALL has been used to powerful effect by educators in fields ranging from social work, music and theater arts, criminal justice, gender studies and public policy.

“GIRLS ON THE WALL inspired students, faculty and community members to think deeply about the power of the arts to be used for social change.”
-Patrick Slevin, Northwestern University

“GIRLS ON THE WALL is an incredibly relevant and inspiring film that our students continue to talk about. It was invaluable for our students who are oriented toward social justice practices and political engagement to have direct access to the kind of work they aspire to make some day.”
-Stephanie Hutin, Pitzer College

“Not only did the students appreciate Ross’ compelling storytelling, but the film continued to serve as an important reference point throught the semester as we explored the power of personal stories.”
-Elizabeth Coffman, Loyola University

“Being a social work major with a passion for helping people in need, this film affected me a great deal.”
-H. Caruso, Student, Long Beach City College

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