Prisoners

Australia, 1976

Film
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Uses an innovative mix of interviews, photographs and sketches combined with comprehensive statistical information, to provide a profile on prisoners in New South Wales. Shows who goes to prison, why, and what happens to them inside the gaols. Interviews with ex-prisoners and their families demonstrate the futility of prisons as an answer to social problems. Touches on the destructive fires at Bathurst Jail and the reprisals carried out on prisoners before their transfer.

Credits

production company

Prisoners' Action Group

producer

Tony Green

director
Duration

00:28:40:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016338

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fires

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime prevention

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisons

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

Documentary

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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