Lazzari & students publish film review
Films for the Feminist Classroom, a publication out of Texas Woman’s University, recently asked Dr. Sarah Lazzari to conduct a film review for their publication. Of course, she said yes with one condition: her students could be involved as well.
Sarah and three of her students – Ainsley Tucker, Winter Moon and Carlie Voll — reviewed two films that discuss unique meetings between incarcerated parents and their children. Tre Maison Dasan showed the lives of three young boys with incarcerated parents, and what incarceration was like from their perspective. Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars showed the complexities of a special visitation program that allowed girls to connect with their incarcerated parents through Girl Scouts. Students and and Sarah watched, reviewed and critiqued the films together. Their shared opinions appraised these films' pedagogical use when discussing the real issue of incarceration’s impact on children.
Sarah and her students’ review is published in Issue 11.2 of Films for the Feminist Classroom, an online, open-access journal. To read their review or learn more about Films for the Feminist Classroom, check out their website.