Birds Eye View: Prison Stories
Created by: StoryProjects
Creative Producer: Alyson Evans
Performed at: Darwin Festival 2019
Co-created with women in the Darwin Correctional Centre, Birds Eye View takes you beyond the stereotypes and razor wire to the muster yard, where women reflect on their lives before, during and after prison. Walk with them as they loop the loop, through poetry, love, betrayal and their prison home.
Part walking tour, part audio essay, this immersive listening experience collapses the walls between insiders and out, giving you a rare and intimate view of life behind bars.
The name Birds Eye View was chosen by the women because in their words ‘We’re the jail birds and this is gonna give people a new perspective on our lives.’ Exploring three questions – Who are we really? How did we get here? and Where to next?, the women take you on a journey into the Darwin Correctional Centre and their lives.