The crisis facing British prisons is rarely out of the news. However, it remains challenging to tell this story through documentary, with almost no access granted over the last five years. From piecing together narratives using illegal footage filmed by prisoners, to sending in undercover journalists, we’ll discuss how to capture the inside story of British prisons from the outside. And now, as the doors are finally opening up again with a brand new series for c4 shot inside HMP Durham, we'll be introducing the prison service's Ian Blakeman who's made decision to invite director Paddy Wivell in. What are the opportunities and risks for filmmakers and institution, when filming happens within these complex and challenging institutions?

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