Maximum security

Australia, 1978

Film
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This film describes life in the “intractable” section of a maximum security jail based on prisoners’ actual accounts. The “tracs” sections are notorious jails inside the jails, totally isolated from the outside world and beyond the reach of the law and of public scrutiny. A work funded through the Experimental Film and Television Fund.

Credits

director

Mark Stiles

production company

Prisoners' Action Group

Language

English

Duration

00:08:34:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33681

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviews

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Criminal justice, Administration of

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prison discipline

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prison psychology

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prison violence

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Attitudes

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Australia

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisons

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public welfare - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social isolation

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social isolation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prison psychology

History → Public institutions - Australia - History

People → Interviews

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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