Beautiful Planet Specials
PEOPLE & CULTURE
‘Incarceration Nation’ connects the relentless government intervention since colonisation to the trauma and disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians still today, which are two key drivers of incarceration.
1 x 90'
A Bacon Factory Films and Bent3land Production
2022 – Winner Best Documentary – BronzeLens Film Festival 2022 - Winner Logie in the Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program
Episode InformationIndigenous Australians comprise 29% of the prison population but only 3.3% of the population. The trauma for families and communities is unimaginable. Indigenous people are 13-16 times more likely to be imprisoned, two of the key drivers for incarceration are trauma and disadvantage. This documentary connects the relentless government intervention since colonisation to the trauma and disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians still today. Incarceration Nation, exposes massacres, slavery, racism, genocide, over-policing, and the erosion of culture. Australia is amidst an internationally recognised human rights catastrophe. It’s time for change.