I, Prisoner, Ep. 04 - Minors

(De menor)
Paula Sacchetta | Documentary, Series

2019 | 26 minutes | Brazil

Socio-educational system or gateway to the prison system? How do the Brazilian organizations CASA Foundations and the former FEBEMs work?


Socio-educational system or gateway to the prison system? How do the Brazilian organizations CASA Foundations and the former FEBEMs work?

Series Description

Brazil has the fourth highest population of prisoners per capita in the world, behind only the USA, China, and Russia. Unlike the other three, Brazil is the only one that continues to increase its incarceration rates without any improvement to the violent crime rate.

I, Prisoner offers an insight into the prison system and the racial and class makeup of correctional facilities in Brazil. Who are these prisoners, where do they come from, and how did they end up in jail? What is life in prison like and what do inmates expect from the future, once outside? What is life like after this experience in prison? From these personal stories, I, Prisoner gathers a global vision of one of the most perverse correctional systems in the world.

Main credits

Sacchetta, Paula (film director)
Sacchetta, Paula (screenwriter)
Rosa de Moura, Gustavo (film producer)
Maia, Carmem (film producer)
Barcellos, Bernardo (film producer)
Bomfim, André (film producer)
Muhringer, Tainá (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Diego Lajst; editor, Fernanda Cristiane.

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DIRECTOR: Paula Sacchetta


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Documentary, Series

LANGUAGE: Portuguese

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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