Story: Arts and social engagement

Songs from the inside

Songs from the inside, a documentary series produced by Awa Films, first screened on Māori Television in 2012. Professional musicians mentored selected prison inmates, who wrote their own songs and recorded them with backing musicians in a studio. The series documented the experiences of mentors and inmates.

Ruth was one of the participants in the second series, which screened in 2014. Watch her perform her song 'I will', introduced by mentor Annie Crummer. 

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Video by Julian Arahanga

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Songs from the inside. Producer and director, Julian Arahanga. Awa Films, Wellington, 2013

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Arts and social engagement - Arts therapy and access', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45296/songs-from-the-inside (accessed 26 January 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014