BACKTRACK BOYS BY CATHERINE SCOTT IS A POWERFUL STORY OF LOVE AND SAVING LIVES
A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.
An update on the Amnesty International Australia #RaiseTheAge campaign - Amnesty International Indigenous rights advocate Joel Clark said research showed children who went to jail before they turned 14 were three times more likely to offend as an adult. "We must stop these kids entering and getting caught in the quicksand of the justice system," he said. Please add your signature to support this here..https://action.amnesty.org.au/act-now/raise-the-age
Pro Bono Australia Doco of the month! Raising the profile of the BackTrack Youth Works program, and ensuing it’s continued support, is a key aim for the documentary. "We hope it can create a national discussion around creating community-led alternatives to juvenile incarceration, as well as provide young people with a positive narrative of themselves.". Catherine Scott
What impact can one man and his dog jumping team have on the lives of young people doing it tough in the bush? A profound one, Catherine Scott tells Wendy Williams, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation.