condition of the working class
- To provide a film education to one of the most marginalised groups in society, prison inmates.
- To provide inmates with a comprehensive experience of the film production process, from devising ideas through to post-production.
- To provide a rigorous grounding in audi-visual literacy, so that the participants understand how media representations produce meaning through a culturally formed process of selection and combination.
- To allow inmates to explore the issues and circumstances associated with their offending behavior through the creative process of filmmaking.
- To offer a positive experience of education to a group who, according to social research, have had an overwhelmingly negative experience of educational systems and provision.
- To foster collective working, decision-making and co-operation and mutual support and encouragement through group work on the projects.
- To provide IT, research and organisational skills that are transferable to the employment market or further education.
- To disseminate the films made by the inmates in as many ‘windows’ as possible to educate the wider public about the people society incarcerates.
- To build links with other educational institutions to encourage prisoners upon their release to continue their studies.
- To influence policy making decisions as they relate to prison education.
- In addition to the primary focus on prison education, Inside Film will also work with disadvantaged young people on filmmaking projects to promote a critical engagement with the media and educational opportunities.