AWARD WINNING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY ‘PRISONERS AND PUPS’ GOES RURAL
The award winning South Australian documentary, Prisoners And Pups, tracing the highs and lows of a small group of women prisoners who have just eight weeks to transform retired racing greyhounds into obedient, house-friendly pets, will tour regional South Australia this November.
Shot and directed by renowned Adelaide filmmaker, Shalom Almond, Prisoners and Pups follows five prisoners from the Adelaide Women’s Prison as they foster retired racing greyhounds to get them ready for adoption. The dogs, born into breeding kennels, have never known the sights and sounds of life beyond the track. Trained as racing dogs - these dogs need to learn how to assimilate and become companions to humans in the next stage of their lives.
For the women, this is their last chance too. Some have spent most of their lives behind bars and others are first time offenders. While consistent themes of substance abuse and violence echo throughout their stories, the hardest test turns out to be facing up to themselves. Can the prisoners and the dogs work together to prepare for their new lives outside?
“It’s a gift of a story and documentary-maker Shalom Almond tells it with sensitivity and style” Louise Schwartzkoff, The Brisbane Times.
Director Shalom Almond said she is excited to be able to share her experience with these women and dogs with regional South Australia.
“Having the unique opportunity of being granted access into the women’s prison was a great privilege, and to be able to follow and connect with both these women and greyhounds on their journey towards mutual rehabilitation and a second chance at life, it was extraordinary,” said Almond.
“I’m thrilled to take this film on the road to regional South Australia to share this inspiring and hopeful story with new audiences and diverse communities.”
Following all screenings, there will be a special Q&A session with filmmaker Shalom Almond, about her experiences behind the scenes making the documentary. At many of the screenings she will be joined by special guests, including the ex-prisoners from the film, to discuss the triumphs and challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
PRISONERS AND PUPS REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Victor Harbor - Friday 2 Nov, 7:30pm
Christian Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Rd
Goolwa - Saturday 3 Nov, 7:30pm
Goolwa Uniting Church, 1 Collingwood St
Tailem Bend - Sunday 4 Nov, 7pm
Tailem Bend Town Hall. Railway Tce
Murray Bridge - Tuesday 6 Nov, 7:30pm
Murray Bridge Town Hall, 17 Bridge St
Mt Gambier - Wednesday 7 Nov, 7:30pm
City Hall – Main Corner, Watson Terrace
Bordertown - Thursday 8 Nov, 7:30pm
Tatiara Civic Centre, 43 Woolshed St
Naracoorte - Sunday 11 Nov, 2pm
Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith St
Port Pirie - Saturday 17 Nov, 7:30pm
Parham Street Centre, 3 Parham St,
Kadina - Sunday 18 Nov, 6pm
Ascot Theatre, 50 Graves St
Port Augusta - Wednesday 21 Nov, 7:30pm
Institute Theatre, 52 Commercial Rd
Whyalla - Thursday 22 Nov, 7:30pm
Middleback Theatre, 141a Nicolson Ave
Clare - Friday 23 Nov, 7:30pm
Blyth Cinema, 15 Moore St
Gawler - Saturday 24th Nov, 7:30pm
Gawler Sport and Community Centre, 7 Nixon Terrace
SCREENINGS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKER AND SPECIAL GUESTS.
Ticket: $10 / $5 concession available at the Door.
For More info: http://www.shalomalmond.com.au/prisoners-and-pups/