Cruel & unusual
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A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Interviews to lawyers and prison custodians reveal the level of violence these women have to face from the inmates, as well as from the authorities which do not recognize their condition as a medical disorder.

Item Details
Male-to-female transsexuals -- Violence against -- United States.
Prison violence -- United States.
Sexual abuse victims -- United States.
Transgender prisoners -- Violence against -- United States.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Baus, Janet
Connelly, Anna.
De'Lonta, Ophelia.
Hunt, Dan
Outcast Films.
Thompson, Linda, 1950-
Valentin, Yolanda.
Williams, Reid
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : Outcast Films, 2006.
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col., ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: not rated.
Other Title:
Cruel and unusual [DVD].
Transgender women in prison [DVD].
Main characters: Yolanda Valentin, Anna Connelly, Linda Thompson, Ashley, Ophelia De'Lonta.
Director of photography, Slawomir Grunberg ; editors, Janet W. Baus, Dan Hunt, Mark Juergens ; original music, Amy Linton.
Special features: "Sexual violence in prison for transgender women" (5 min.); "Protective custody" (3 min.); "Hormone therapy" (5 min.); "Family issues" (4 min.); "Legal cases: Ophelia" (5 min); "Legal cases: Linda" (7 min.); "More from the transgender women" (7 min.); "More from the community" (6 min.).
DVD ; standard format (4:3) ; NTSC.
Closed captioned
Audience Award, Best Feature, NewFest (June 2006); Jury Award, Best Documentary, Frameline (June 2006); Freedom Award, Outfest (July 2006); Silver Telly Award, Best Social Issue Documentary (August 2006).
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