Premieres Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm on CPTV
Repeats Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm on CPTV

Art can change lives.

For more than a dozen years, the Connecticut Department of Correction has been working with Judy Dworin Performance Project on innovative arts projects that help people in and out of prison heal and re-enter society.

This 30-minute documentary follows teaching artists as they partner with social workers and use movement, song and the spoken word in the rehabilitation process.

The creative projects open pathways to self-discovery. They develop hidden skills and talents. They build communities. They press home the power of choice.

Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, their children and families, prison staff, teaching artists and social workers share their insights, hurdles and triumphs.

It’s a compelling look into a humane and successful approach to rehabilitation.

Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing. is a partnership production with the Judy Dworin Performance Project. This documentary is supported in part by an award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, New England Foundation for the Arts and the Department of Economic and Community Development: Connecticut Office of the Arts. More Art For More People