IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT
nominated for a news & documentary emmy award for
best arts & culture documentary, 2020
Filmed at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility during the same production period as the HBO film O.G., 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. Animated sequences by Yoni Goodman bring their stories to life. It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary category.
Madeleine Sackler pays tribute to Charles Lawrence, a co-director of the film, after his passing in prison of Covid-19.