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Troop 1500 (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 March 2005 (USA)
Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists. With meetings once a month at ... See full summary »

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Ellen Spiro
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Darlene Grant Darlene Grant ... Herself (as Dr. Darlene Grant)
Ida Ida ... Herself
Kenya Kenya ... Herself
Melissa Melissa ... Herself
Susan Susan ... Herself
Caitlin Caitlin ... Herself
Jasmine Jasmine ... Herself
Jessica Jessica ... Herself
Mikaela Mikaela ... Herself
Naomi Naomi ... Herself
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Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists. With meetings once a month at Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, Texas, this innovative Girl Scout program brings daughters together with their inmate mothers, offering them a chance to rebuild their broken relationships. Intimately involved with the troop for several years, the directors (Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein) took their cameras far beyond meetings to explore the painful context of broken families. Powerful insight comes from interviews shot by the girls themselves, which reveal their conflicted feelings of anger and joy, abandonment and intimacy-as well as the deep influence their mothers still have on them. Written by Ellen Spiro

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English

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12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA

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A fierce, urgently attentive work of art.
7 December 2005 | by marcusrose75See all my reviews

I was lucky to see TROOP 1500 in its full feature length version at the Dallas Video Fest. I hear there is a shorter version which will be broadcast on TV. Quite frankly, I have never seen a documentary which is both artistically innovative and radical in its content. The idea of girls interviewing their own mothers in jail is nothing short of GENIUS and I cannot imagine any other filmmakers telling this story with as much wisdom, heart, soul and depth. Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein have presented an eye-opening gift to the world, a film which will make it hard to ignore the children of incarcerated mothers. I see every documentary I possibly can, including the big commercial hits like Fahrenheight 911, but TROOP 1500 is BY FAR the best one I can remember. I wish it would be seen in every cineplex in America, but the next best thing is to see it on DVD or television in its shorter form. Highly recommended from someone who is as critical and cynical as anyone. TROOP 1500 is a fierce, urgently attentive work of art.


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