School of Law

Crime And The Camera: Making Prison Documentaries

13 October 2009 | 5.00pm | Seminar
Beech Grove House, University of Leeds

Rex Bloomstein will be showing excerpts from films such as Release, Prisoners’ Wives, Parole, Strangeways, Lifer – Living With Murder and Kids Behind Bars, which have exposed the realities of prison life and addressed aspects of the English penal system previously closed to public scrutiny. He reveals the dilemmas of the documentary filmmaker, discusses the ethics of filming inmates and asks whether these encounters with the camera provide a necessary humanising perspective when we talk of the prison population or the criminal justice system.

Location Details

Seminar Room
Beech Grove House
University of Leeds

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