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Prison Songs

Prison Songs is a groundbreaking documentary that gives voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Shot entirely behind bars, this funny yet achingly sad account of eventful lives is delivered via the musical performances of real inmates.

The stories portrayed in the film expose the real tragedy behind the shockingly high prison rates of Aboriginal people – the underlying poverty, disadvantage and discrimination faced by many Aboriginal communities and the lack of basic services and support systems available to them.

Prison Songs presents a unique opportunity to shift the conversation about reducing over-imprisonment of Aboriginal people, through focusing on providing better supports and services that address the underlying reasons why people come into contact with the criminal justice system in the first place.
 

Earlier Event: October 2
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