Documentary Film (2012), 52 minutes
Little House in the Big House takes you inside the gates of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor, Vermont where forty-five women build a single-family home from start to finish. Under the instruction of the tradeswomen's group Vermont Works for Women, these women find the tools necessary to build a house and construct a sustainable future. The documentary chronicles the process of building the second home in the program and features the stories of four women during their time inside prison and follows their progress after their release. Witness the significant triumphs and the harsh complications of trying to make lasting changes as the women navigate a faltering prison system. Little House in the Big House was the first documentary project for Rhynard and galvanized her desire to create films focused on social justice issues and draw attention to inequality in our communities. The documentary screened at festivals throughout New England and received best documentary at the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival.
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