alt=Inside Peace The Movie Screened in Australia

    Filmmaker Cynthia Fitzpatrick's multi award winning film ‘Inside Peace’ was premiered in Australia in Perth followed by Mandurah in April 2017.  Those screenings were followed by screenings in Sydney, the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Adelaide from May to October, 2017.

    Sponsored in W.A. by Peel Youth Services and Studio View Productions Pacific and in other states by Studio View Productions Pacific, some screenings were followed by insightful and lively discussion exploring the issues raised. The local Mandurah newspaper ran a story on the screening there and the tie in with Peel Youth Services briefing session on the Peace Education Program for interested organisations was held in Perth with one prison taking up the program. Briefing sessions in other States are also being held.  The response to the film has been extremely positive and the Peace Education Program is beginning to flourish in Australia, bringing hope and humanity to many lives.

    The “fly on the wall” documentary chronicles the lives of several inmates both inside a prison in Texas, USA, as well as their lives following release as they explore the possibility of change. Ms. Fitzpatrick says the Peace Education Program the prisoners went through has impacted on many levels from a reduction in violence in the overall prison population to a reduction in recidivism. “It did spill over eventually into the jail itself because the warden and the captain of education and captain of the guard said to me that they noticed the effect that it was having generally in the population and that there was less write ups…confrontations between inmates.”



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