[Endcreditsfilm] WHARF ONE CINEBAR - Prison Songs film screening 15th December

End Credits Film Club admin at endcredits.org.au
Thu Dec 8 03:18:26 CET 2016


YETI proudly presents the debut Cairns Screening of:
Prison Songs is a groundbreaking documentary that gives voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are impacted by the criminal justice system. Shot entirely behind bars, this funny yet achingly sad account of eventful lives is delivered via the musical performances of real people imprisoned in a Darwin jail.
The film features a number of male and female protagonists, each with their own story. Common themes emerge linking the tales – disadvantage, family violence, drugs and alcohol. While the music was written by Shellie Morris and Casey Bennetto – the award-winning composer of Keating: The Musical – the lyrics are the participants’ own words.
The stories portrayed in the film expose the real tragedy behind the lives of the people who are locked away from our view – the underlying poverty, disadvantage and discrimination faced by many Aboriginal communities and the lack of basic services and support systems available to them.
The stories convey the inter-generational nature of trauma, grief and poverty. They give a human and vulnerable face to the problems that so many of us ignore – or are simply not aware of.
Prison Songs presents a unique opportunity to shift the conversation about reducing the 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.
“Revolutionary. Revelatory. A must-see” ☆☆☆☆☆ Sunday Age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43KnFUei1wM <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43KnFUei1wM>
7pm Thursday 15th December 2016-12-06
Wharf One Cafe: Trinity Wharf (adjacent to the Fig Tree)
Entry by donation 
Hope to see you there!
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