When you’re an indigenous Australian growing up in one of Sydney’s toughest suburbs there’s not a lot to keep you out of jail except maybe boxing!
This fly on the wall documentary attempts to tackle one of the key issues of urban living…
The indigenous children of Redfern are 24 times more likely to be jailed than non-indigenous Australian children.
Indigenous children account for 6 per cent of Australia’s total youth population, but amount for more than 50% of those children across Australia who are locked up.
There are children as young as 10 and 11 in detention.
On the contrary indigenous youth who attend programs featuring boxing training have had a tiny 2% offence rate and they are credited with reducing crime in the local area by 80%.
No Shortcuts features 3 individuals who have changed their lives.
Real life stories, sweat flying, shadow boxing, early morning runs, and sliding door moments.
Produced by up and coming film maker Tye Bate, and Directed by Peter Spann “No Shortcuts” demonstrates how any person can rise from difficult circumstances to be a hero to their family and a mentor to their community.
It is an inspiration.