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Created by gustavoaleman

09 Apr 2014

Venezuela Prison Women Orchestra

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We Are Free

A documentary about how music has changed the lives of three inmates of a women's prison in Venezuela. They are members of the prison's orchestra, formed in 2007 as an extension of "El Sistema" a highly regarded national program originally started to teach music to Venezuela's neediest children.

Since this documentary was completed in 2011 the situation for some of the inmate characters portrayed here has changed.

Xolisa was released and has returned to South Africa.

Ana Mercedes was released and still lives in Venezuela.

Thelma remains in prison.