Watch the 10×14 Bricks – Stories From Youth In Lock-Up trailer here
A groundbreaking crime prevention DVD kit ideal for educators and youth workers.
WINNER Best Innovation in Digital Media, South Australian Screen Awards 2009
The complete juvenile crime prevention kit is now available on DVD: Click here to buy the DVD .
This interactive resource comes with session planners, activities, and additional support material making it easy to use for teachers and youth workers. It is a fantastic tool to generate group & class discussions about crime, justice, values and peer pressure. Talking about the choices that led to crime and its consequences open possibilities for learning, growth and change. The Federal Attorney General’s Department has identified the Hero Project initiative 10×14 Bricks as ‘new territory for supporting youth at risk’.
10×14 Bricks – Stories from Youth in Lock-up was produced in a juvenile secure care facility over a 5-week intensive workshop led by The Hero Project team. Participants learned essential 21st Century digital media skills to create crime prevention messages for their peers that have teachers and youth workers raving. In candid meet-the-director documentaries and in their own films young offenders share their life choices about crime and the consequences. The interactive on-screen ‘Talk Points’ for each DVD chapter help trigger specific discussions to support personal growth and change, it will inspire and challenge us all.
There are many reasons why teenagers might be involved in risky behavior that can lead them to commit a crime. This DVD is intended to raise this discussion with a teenage audience, so they can consider the impact of their choices and discuss relevant strategies to avoid offending.
Watch all 10×14 Bricks films and behind-the-scenes documentaries here.
Connect choices to consequences:
Shane is 15, he knows it is not fun in lock up but he keeps coming back. What does he need to do to break the cycle?
Explore anger and self-control:
Bayden is 17, after a drunken night he woke up in a police cell charged with attempted murder. What does he need to do to control his anger?
Strategies to recognize risky choices:
Sam is 18, he regrets committing armed robbery to finance a drug debt. What does he need to do to avoid future events that could lead to crime?
What is the impact of your offence on you, your family, your victims?
Anxiety experienced in lock-up:
Robert is 18, he feels like he is trapped in a cage, waiting for the day he can leave. What can he do to make his dreams become reality?
Strategies to stay out:
Greg is 17, he is ‘just an Indigenous boy trying to get through life and come out on top’. What does he need to do to stay out of trouble? What support is available?
10×14 Bricks is now ready for global distribution for use in schools, youth groups, secure care facilities and is invaluable viewing for adults working in the juvenile justice system.
Special launch discount: AUS: $100 ex GST plus postage – USA: $65 USD plus postage
‘The 10×14 Bricks DVD not only provides an account of crime prevention strategies from the ‘world of the young offender’ but has provided the Department with an ideal medium and resource for new recruits and graduates who are wanting to work with Indigenous young offenders and the juvenile justice system. The DVD has great potential to be used as a tool for the Department’s induction process when new recruits commence working in the Indigenous Justice arena.’
[James Armitage, Regional Coordinator, SA Indigenous Policy & Service Delivery Branch, Attorney-General's Department]
Writer, director, producer: Jennifer Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell
Camera and sound: Carl Kuddell
Editor: David Banbury, Jennifer Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell
Graphic effects and interactive DVD design: Felix Weber
Music: Piri Eddy
10×14 Bricks was produced with the support of the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Selected screenings and awards:
- South Australian Screen Awards 2009: Winner: Best Innovation in Digital Media, also nominated for Best Cinematography, and Best Editing
- MyMob Exhibtion 2009 Adelaide Festival Centre
- 4th National Indigenous Justice Forum, Adelaide 2009
- Australasian Correctional Education Association Conference Perth 2009
- Australian Secondary Principals Conference Adelaide 2009