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Title The choir [videorecording]

Published [Melbourne] : Request TV : RMIT Publishing, 2010, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  9197  3 HR LOAN  LIB USE ONLY
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Originally produced by National Geographic films.
Off-air recordings of the SBS television program broadcast on 1/6/2010. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968.
Credits Produced by Chris Hilton and Michael Davie.
Summary The Choir, an AFI-nominated documentary begins ominously. As the film's narrator, 19-year-old prison inmate Jabulani Shabangu says: "This place is not about rehabilitation. This place is about survival. If you are soft, you will become another man's wife." Jabulani has been sent to Leeuwkop Prison, South Africa's largest jail, for robbery and assault. Shot over the following six years, Zimbabwean-born Australian director Michael Davie follows the fortunes of Jabulani and a group of fellow inmates who are battling to survive in Leeukwop Prison -- South Africa's largest prison. Jabulani is rebellious and angry until he meets a wily old bank robber named Coleman, who recruits him for the prison choir. Jabulani rises in the ranks and leads the choir to victory at the National Prisoner Choir Competition. But there's more going on here than just a contest to see who sings best. The brotherhood of choristers, along with Coleman's fatherly wisdom transform Jabulani's life and give him the tools he needs to face his victims and to survive behind bars, as well as in the world outside when he is released.
System notes DVD.
Language notes In English and Afrikaans.
Other author Hilton, Chris.
Davie, Michael.
National Geographic Films Production.
RMIT Publishing.
Request TV.
Subject Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- South Africa.
Prison violence -- South Africa.
Choirs (Music) -- South Africa.
Music therapy.
Publisher Number TEX20102210843 Request TV
348554 Request TV