NAIDOC Week Screening of Prison Songs

Wednesday 19th July, 2017 1:00 pm – Wednesday 19th July, 2017 2:00 pm
The Law Society
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Please join us to celebrate National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week with a lunchtime screening of the ground-breaking musical documentary Prison Songs.

NAIDOC Week is a week of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievement and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made to our country and our society.

NAIDOC origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Prison Songs is a documentary musical filmed in Berrimah Prison in the Northern Territory. Whilst conveying the brutal reality of prison life and raising issues such as domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, mental health and poverty, prisoners break into hip-hop, blues, country, reggae and gospel to tell their stories. The result is a moving, funny, yet achingly sad rendition of what makes us human whilst casting a light on the incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

A light lunch is provided.

 

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