“Great documentaries allow us to see what we’ve never seen before. This is one of them.”
~Edward R. Murrow Award Judges
“This reality show about teenagers in a juvenile detention center may sound exploitative, but instead it manages to be genuinely tragic, occasionally poignant, and, at times, even oddly funny.”
~New York Magazine
"It is a documentary of the highest quality by one of the very best in the industry. We believe it can serve as the impetus for meaningful discussions and real action in improving the systems and practices."
“It's one thing to decry child abuse -- as we all should -- but it's another to see children being removed from their home in the middle of the night, when the evidence of parental abuse is ambivalent at best. For those who think cable news rarely covers serious topics in depth, this eye-opening documentary is a worthy rejoinder."
~ The Chicago Tribune
"Karen Grau and Calamari Productions successfully balance the privacy concerns of the participants involved with the desire to present an accurate portrayal of life in Indiana’s juvenile courtrooms. The result is compelling and thoughtful productions worthy of consideration for honors and awards. As a result of the meticulous attention to court guidelines the five members of our Court granted Ms. Grau further permission to continue filming in the juvenile courtrooms, even though all of Indiana’s trial courts are generally closed to cameras."
~Honorable Randall T. Shepard, former Chief Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
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