Songs from the Inside

Four leading musicians enter New Zealand prisons and challenge prisoners to face the music. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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Funded by NZ On Air and Te Mangai Paho, Songs from the Inside is produced by Julian Arahanga and Maramena Roderick of Awa Films Ltd.

Series Three 
Premieres, Monday 07 September, 9.30pm, the new (and final) series is headlined by a new musician line-up; Scribe, Ladi6 and Troy Kingi joining Anika Moa behind prison walls.  Songs heads to Christchurch prisons, run by the Department of Corrections. Their stories available globally online.

Series Two
Starts Friday, 21 February 2014, 9.30pm) shifts from Wellington to Auckland prisons Paremoremo and the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility. Joining Anika Moa is; Don McGlashan, Laugton Kora and Annie Crummer. Video from this series will also be available globally online.

Series One.
In 2011 four musicians; Ruia Aperahama, Maisey Rika, Anika Moa and Warren Maxwell travelled to Wellington to teach songwriting. Their students were inmates from Arohata and Rimutaka prisons. This is their story available globally online.