Tattoed Tears details
|Format:||15 LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Collections:||Top Documentaries, True Crime|
|1hr 20 mins||15|
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|Run time:||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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A masterclassBy sammylondon (1 review) from london , 27 Jul 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a masterclass in documentary film making. The camera work, editing and access is all top drawer. Nick Broomfield at his best. The subject is uncomfortable to watch but an insight into what was happening inside 70s/80s state prisons.
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A brutal insight into how NOT to rehabilitateBy a customer , 02 Mar 2013I think this gives a great insight into how NOT to rehabilitate youths - I hope we have come a long way in dealing with young offenders since this was filmed. A brutal insight into the lack of disrespect that was shown to these youths who just seemed to need a bit of rehabilitation and education to get them on the right path. There only seemed to be one superior in the whole film who talked any sense - the man who interviewed Marcus (the guard wearing the glasses) who said that he didn't think that giving Marcus more time would make a difference to his behaviour - no wonder these young men were so frustrated when no one would listen to them or try and help them.
seen betterBy clarkey77 (2 reviews) , 15 Dec 2012very average documentary. No real insight into the lives and how they became incarserated. Wouldn't waste your time watching. As it is very repetitive and gets boring. Can think of better things to do for two hours. Hope this helps.
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Is This Civilized Country?By Mooke (35 reviews) from mcr , 12 Nov 2012You wouldnt think such a system could exist in a developed 'civilzed' country. There's a long way to go still, when you also watch In Prison My Whole Life, The Mumia Abu Jamal Expose & any of Louie Theraux Us Prison Documentarys. Practice is still about 200 years behind academic thinking, the fear is how come no one asks Why?
Its Not all about the camera.By SOTsteve (4 reviews) from Stoke-on-Trent , 15 Oct 2012i thought this film was somewhat of an eye opener, not only of how the inmates acted but also more down to how the guards treated their jobs, you see them laughing alot maybe to hide fear or maybe to show a lack of it, i dont know but this film is worth watching just to show how things have changed in the ways of guards attitudes and the facilities themselves, its just a pitty the quality of inmate shall never.
Youth institute in the 80'sBy StevieGuk (4 reviews) , 11 Jun 2012This documentary is for the fairly hard headed person.
I found it to be quite poignant with how youths of that era were dealt with in California. Particularly with one lad who was in confinement. How he was dealt with would not happen like that now.
I think it left alot out, as I think -but could be wrong- that there was more going on which was not filmed that would not have made it to video as it would have been too upsetting for some viewers back then.
That said, other documentaries since then about specific people, murders and so forth, are much more hard hitting as society has become more immune to such programs.
It was not very long and held my attention well.
If you are curious about such institutions, then it is worth watching.