Light Behind Bars chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program (PEP) and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions.
Also featured prominently in the short documentary is a visit by Prem Rawat, who offers a moving address to the women, inspiring them along their individual paths towards inner peace.
Directed by noted journalist and author Marques Fernandes, shot by cinematographers Felipe Martins and Carla Quirino, and accompanied by an evocative score, Light Behind Bars is a poignant testament to the power of hope.
It was produced independently by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), the public service broadcasting organization of Portugal, which has shown it on television affiliates throughout the country.
It is now available for the first time with English subtitles (watch above) and will be available with subtitles in other languages soon.
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