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It's time for change...
Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre, The Art of Incarceration explores how art and culture can empower First Nations people to transcend their unjust cycles of imprisonment.
This narrative documentary both analyses and humanises the over representation of Indigenous Australians within the prison system, whilst seeking answers and striving toward solutions.
The film is an uncompromising insight into the inmate’s quest for cultural identity and spiritual healing as they prepare for the annual Confined exhibition (facilitated by Not For Profit organisation The Torch) and life on the outside.
From deep inside Fulham Correctional Centre the artists complete their works whilst painting the audience a contemporary insight into the deeply ingrained incarceration epidemic of Australia’s First Peoples.
The film clearly and profoundly explores greatly misunderstood issues such as cultural disconnection, inter-generational trauma, addiction and institutionalisation.
The Art of Incarceration will start the conversation that Australia has neglected for far too long.