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Season 16, Episode 12 What I Want My Words to Do to You

First Aired: December 16, 2003

Playwright Eve Ensler is followed as she conducts a writing workshop for inmates at a women's prison in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Later, a troupe of actresses read the prisoners' works at a performance in the prison. Topics range from the circumstances surrounding their imprisonment to explanations of how they got scars on their bodies, and they also write letters to loved ones. They're exercises in self-discovery, as the women struggle to come to grips with what they have done, and seek redemption.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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