A documentary about the history of Prison Justice Day, featuring the stories and memories of prisoners and activists.
Produced by Emily Aspinwall and Tiffany Chong. stark-raven (at) coopradio.org
Thanks also to Luigi Bianco and the Vancouver Prison Justice Day Committee.
August 10th is Prison Justice Day. It is a day to honour the memory of the men and women who have died unnatural deaths inside Canadian prisons. On this day, prisoners across the country fast, refuse to work, and remain in their cells, while supporters organize community events to draw attention to the conditions inside of prisons.
This documentary is dedicated to all those who have died behind bars.
MUSIC featured in this documentary:
-LOUD, "Johny Bear", from the album taikoelectric, composed by Eileen Kage, Leslie Komori, Elaine Stef, www.taikoelectric.com
-Kathleen Yearwood, "O'kanada", from the album Dead Branches Make A Noise, www.angelfire.com/music/kathleenyearwood
For more information of the history and issues behind Prison Justice Day, visit http://www.prisonjustice.ca.