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OK Imprisoned Women Portrayed In Documentary
By oudaily.com
Published: 10/26/2010

While we are watching our tuition go up due to budget cuts for education, other government social programs are also seeing their funding drop. But funding has remained steady or even increased for a program that may be doing more harm than good.

An OU student hopes to open minds and challenge perceptions with her new documentary on a subject about which she is passionate: the issue of female incarceration in Oklahoma. The film screens Tuesday in Gaylord Hall.

Amina Benalioulhaj is a women's and gender studies senior who has been working on her film "Women Behind Bars" for about 11 months now. Benalioulhaj said she decided to make a documentary after working as a research assistant for sociology professor Susan Sharp, reading Sharp's research on the topic and working together on interviews.

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