Filmed at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility, It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It follows 13 incarcerated men as they study filmmaking as a vehicle to explore their memories and how they ended up with decades-long sentences.

Several of those 13 men were also cast as first-time actors in O.G., and all of them directed It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It alongside O.G. director Madeleine Sackler. Animated sequences by Yoni Goodman bring their stories to life. Read More


“Extraordinary.”

— The Village Voice


Behind the Scenes

The cast and directors explain how this project, with its animated storytelling sequences, is unlike other documentaries about life in prison.

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