Incarceration Nation is a story of strength and resistance in the face of racism and oppression. The film lays bare the story of the continued systemic injustice and oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on their own land, told by Indigenous Australians.
This story needs to be told; it’s time to put our Nation’s justice system on trial.
The greatest cost is the loss of culture, community and lives.
Every day, thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia wake up behind the bars of Australian prisons. Children live out their childhood in juvenile detention centres, hundreds of kilometres away from their families. Families watch on as the deaths of their once imprisoned relatives play out in courtrooms.
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Australia was founded by the British with one clear purpose – to create a prison colony. We’ve continued to be one ever since.
It’s time for truth-telling. Its time for change. It is time to tell the truth of our history.SEE IT
RAISE YOUR VOICE
It’s time for change. It’s time to Raise Your Voice.
Incarceration Nation reveals the racist systems that continue to harm Indigenous people today. But systems are built by people. And we have the power to change them. Together, let’s change these systems for a better future.
Incarceration Nation is a powerful and honest look at ourselves as Australians. It highlights the complete failure of our current justice system and gives us an insight into who we strive to be. It’s time for change!
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners whose lands we have filmed on – the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul people, the Birpai People, the Wadawurrung people, the Gadigal people and the Darug people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging as Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land.