You are invited to become a part of the Songs Inside Giving Circle to support the special documentary film. The community of 25 Giving Circle Supporters will help share the transformative stories of women in prison and ensure that the film reaches global audiences across television and cinema platforms, to inspire wider social change.
Songs Inside is a feature documentary about an ensemble of women prisoners in a groundbreaking music program at the Adelaide Women’s Prison, which aims to keep vulnerable women from returning to the prison system. It follows First Nations singer-songwriter Nancy Bates as she teaches prisoners how to write songs, sing and play the ukulele to prepare them to get out of prison – and stay out.
The story culminates in the women prisoners putting on a large-scale performance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the first event of its kind ever to be held inside prison walls. The film will reveal how music can be a powerful tool for change, healing and rehabilitation.
Alongside the film we will also roll out a coordinated Social Impact Campaign aimed at shifting public opinion and inspiring communities and government to take a radically different approach to working with women recently released from prison.
The all-female, multi award-winning creative team includes Writer/Director/Shooter Shalom Almond (Prisoners and Pups), Producer Katrina Lucas (The Art of the Game), Producer Lauren Drewery (Pop-Ability) and Co-Producer Nancy Bates. The film has been financed with support from Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.
In recognition of your support, Songs Inside Giving Circle Supporters will enjoy access to intimate work-in progress updates and events during the production stage of the film, as well as be invited to a special preview screening of Songs Inside before its official premiere.
Songs Inside will only be possible through the incredibly generous support of their Supporters.
Donations to join the Giving Circle begin at $5,000 and are fully tax-deductible via their fiscal partner Documentary Australia.