Suzanne Cohen Filmmaker and Educator

You Can Be My Friend

Based on a poem by Leah Thorn this Koestler Award winning film was created by a group of five female prisoners.

We had two four-hour sessions to produce the animation using plastic scissors (for security reasons). The film is intended to be something the women could show to their children.

The workshops took place while I was making the documentary ‘Beautiful Sentence’ about Leah Thorn’s work as writer in residence at HMP Bronzefield: