Magali and I have completed one of our toughest film making assignments to date at Broome Regional Prison.
We were contracted to produce an induction video for those who have been sentenced.
After months of deliberation, repeat meetings with Men's Outreach Services in Broome, Western Australia and many, many hours of discussion with our community contacts the decision to produce a media based resource to replace a text-based resource was made based upon;
- Our ethical belief that anything that can be done to help predominantly Aboriginal prisoners in this facility is absolutely critical;
- Producing a high quality resource that advantages prisoners (who would otherwise be disadvantaged by low literacy) is also of fundamental importance;
- The video created reflected as closely as possible the reality of life in prison
We are not permitted to describe the video nor will it ever be released publicly but we are hopeful it will have a positive impact in its present and historical context.