Turning a Corner

Turning a Corner tells the stories of people involved in the sex trade and their efforts to raise public awareness of systemic injustice and promote needed reforms. Created in a media activism workshop with over a dozen members of Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART), this groundbreaking film recounts their survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, and gives rare insights into Chicago's sex trade industry. The new version includes interview updates with many of the participants from the original film.

A Women & Prison Project

Through Beyondmedia's Women and Prison program, incarcerated women and girls, former prisoners and their families use media arts to voice their stories, promoting public dialogue, healing and community organizing. Since 1997, Beyondmedia has collaborated extensively with women and girls in prison and after their incarceration to create interdisciplinary, multimedia educational forums on women and prison.

Beyondmedia recently launched Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance, a web site that makes visible women's experiences in the criminal justice system. Your feedback and contributions are welcome.

Other Women & Prison Projects


  • Honorable Mention, 2010
    DIY Film Festival
  • Best Documentary, 2007
    John A. McDermott Film Festival
  • Best Documentary, 2007
    Hometown Video Award, Public Awareness, Professional Division
  • Best Documentary Midwest, 2007
    Beloit International Film Festival