Press & Awards


Roger Ebert • Time Out Chicago • Santa Fe New Mexican • Anchorage Press

“Nothing short of powerful.” -LA Times

“An amazing documentary.” -Time Out Chicago

“How can you not be inspired?” -Philadelphia City Paper

“This is the most remarkable part of the film: you become a witness to inner change, and that change is initiated by the act of storytelling. An excellent film.” -Huffington Post

“Paints an unforgettable portrait detailing the empowerment to be found in self-expression… One of the more stirring works you will see all year.” -Anchorage Press

Pick of the Week -LA Weekly

” A visual masterpiece… let’s hope the buzz gets out.” -LA Times Online

“It’s strong stuff.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

“This moving doc about girls at a juvenile detention center… demonstrates the healing power of expressing their pent-up emotions and exposing their vulnerability.” Time Out Magazine

“Outstanding.” -WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

“Truly inspiring.” -ABC Evening News, Chicago

“I loved this film.” -Santa Fe Public Radio

Winner, 2010 Emmy Award, Best Documentary of Current Significance
Winner, Silver Chicago Award, Chicago International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Bermuda International Film Festival

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