Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
Going beyond the bars of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary system, director Bradley Beesley follows several convicted women as they work towards competing in 2007's annual prison-wide rodeo. Shining a light on a curiously gladiator-esque spectacle, Beesley's film combines rough stock action with tales of hardship. Hailing from the state with the highest incidence of female incarceration in the U.S., the women share poignant stories of broken homes, drug addiction and the loss of their children.
Director Bradley Beesley