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This documentary is – without a shadow of a doubt – one of the most innovative and engrossing documentaries ever aired on British television. Set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution in the United Kingdom, both inmates and staff offer a glimpse into their life within the walls of the prison and – in the case of the prisoners – into their previous life outside. But instead of the documentary participants simply telling their stories, they are given the opportunity to sing, rap and quote poetry about their feelings, lives and dreams. This truly engrossing documentary won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Documentary as well as an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Music for Television.

Feltham Sings, 5.5 out of 10 based on 41 ratings

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  • Scoon

    that’s a nice ass jail… pussy UK posers

    • Guest

      its young offenders. strictly underage. not regular adult jail. they aint serving life for murder or nothing.

    • PinkFluffyPrisonPansy

      You are on a documentary website revelling the assumption that prisons in the US are “harder” than prisons in the UK … Sort it out! 

    • PinkFluffyPrisonPansy

      You are on a documentary website revelling the assumption that prisons in the US are “harder” than prisons in the UK … Sort it out! 

    • DaftAida

      you are proving the sad truth, that Americans are the dumbest organic lifeforms on this planet.

      • N00ne23

        Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

      • N00ne23

        Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

        • Rolandmacdonald

          There aren’t billions of people in the states by the way

      • N00ne23

        Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

      • N00ne23

        Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

    • DaftAida

      you are proving the sad truth, that Americans are the dumbest organic lifeforms on this planet.

  • Justen Ownd

    Maybe innovative, certainly not engrossing.

  • Anonymous

    Jailhouse Glee?

    I wouldn’t call it innovative, shows like MSNBC’s Lockup has shown inmates singing, rapping and playing instruments for a while now, even had an episode dedicated to that. And to be honest, seeing a serial killer play the guitar and sing is more interesting a young punk smuggler’s simple rap.

    That being said, is that prison supposed to teach the kids a lesson? Good job…

  • Anonymous

    America wins again! U.K. doesn’t have anything on the military industrial complex we’ve formed in the US. 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prisoners. USA #1, lol :)

  • Anonymous

    America wins again! U.K. doesn’t have anything on the military industrial complex we’ve formed in the US. 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prisoners. USA #1, lol :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UFCNPNEKQKJJL5VU7TGFUSQIUA mmhmm

      wtf are you talking about. america doesnt “win” shit.
      and before you go on an “im american so i kick ass bullshit”, Im also american, so STFU.
      usa#1 my ass. Pull your head out of your rectum and take this american pride shit back to your cave. Fn imbecile.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UFCNPNEKQKJJL5VU7TGFUSQIUA mmhmm

        btw, americas lockups dont do good shit like this for the youth.
        so yeah, usa not #1. @@

      • Devries Erik

        He was clearly being sarcastic so, you, “please pull your head out of your rectum.”

      • Devries Erik

        He was clearly being sarcastic so, you, “please pull your head out of your rectum.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/bigdean636 Zack Dean

        Wow, are you serious? You can’t possibly be THAT thick.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UFCNPNEKQKJJL5VU7TGFUSQIUA mmhmm

      wtf are you talking about. america doesnt “win” shit.
      and before you go on an “im american so i kick ass bullshit”, Im also american, so STFU.
      usa#1 my ass. Pull your head out of your rectum and take this american pride shit back to your cave. Fn imbecile.

  • Anonymouse

    WOW! That is the most spoiled jail ive ever seen. Room service??? Dirty Magazines?? Animals??, the list goes on. When i was in jail we could’nt even use regular shampoo! Spoiled fuckin UK kids. I know they are not in there for murder or anything, but they shouldnt be allowed to have all those thongs while they are in there.

    • Serenamartin13

      You obviously didn’t watch the rest before posting. But then, USA Corp uses a more overt display of Fascism in ‘correction’ privately owned mercenaries and facilities for profit. But it’s always been the same in UK, just more covert. That’s changing fast.

  • DaftAida

    Prior to CIA/M15 et al releasing huge quantities of lab-created drug pandemics into black youth cull-ture, the Dread-locked employee of the system cites the lab rats who died in the act of getting just one more fix above all essential physical concerns. Then they bang the youth up, fuelling their abusive legal system as a perk or side effect of their drugs. Legalise it. Drop the black market taxes and the problem evaporates; crime drops and youth get wise in turning on to other pursuits. Let’s be real, ‘other pursuits’ might just be helping to expose and dismantle the death creating system. Other pursuits might just be participating in creating alternatives to this open prison system of which these youth are occupying cupboard space. The rest of us are in the mainframe of invisible bars. Few of us have the ability to produce ANYTHING worthwhile or useful to life anymore. 

  • DaftAida

    Prior to CIA/M15 et al releasing huge quantities of lab-created drug pandemics into black youth cull-ture, the Dread-locked employee of the system cites the lab rats who died in the act of getting just one more fix above all essential physical concerns. Then they bang the youth up, fuelling their abusive legal system as a perk or side effect of their drugs. Legalise it. Drop the black market taxes and the problem evaporates; crime drops and youth get wise in turning on to other pursuits. Let’s be real, ‘other pursuits’ might just be helping to expose and dismantle the death creating system. Other pursuits might just be participating in creating alternatives to this open prison system of which these youth are occupying cupboard space. The rest of us are in the mainframe of invisible bars. Few of us have the ability to produce ANYTHING worthwhile or useful to life anymore. 

  • DaftAida

    Dare we imagine, how we could and would be, all and one (except psychopaths) if relieved from the system’s grips? We have 1,000 options on how life could be; we are dumbed down and beaten into accepting this one as the only reality available. This is why it is true, that the world is an illusion.

  • MadnessOverMethod

    Just as a note this concept is clearly inspired by an episode of the HBO prison drama Oz. Check the series out people, christian morality tales (in a good way, and I’m not a christian, tis a literature history thing) disguised under kick arse drama.

  • MadnessOverMethod

    Just as a note this concept is clearly inspired by an episode of the HBO prison drama Oz. Check the series out people, christian morality tales (in a good way, and I’m not a christian, tis a literature history thing) disguised under kick arse drama.

  • Rokas

    How much it costs per year? Can u imagine how bussnises is going there :) I can imagine how much costs only “tv membership” good nice private hotel. Even it this law u can find how ti make some money… Good ad for expensive private prison…

  • Effik

    no.

  • Effik

    no.

  • Feim51

    FREE WILL. GODs PRESENT for us. Do you want to use drugs and kill yourself, go ahead.
    FUCK THE SYSTEM!!!!!

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  • Gabriel

    Prisons are very good rappers. They have a lot to practice. wow. I was unsure about the system and i did not understand well. Now i understand.

  • Keenandaniel1984

    That 2nd guy rapping i’m sure thats why he got put away not burglary. Never heard worse . 
      

  • Anonymous

    Fucking boring.

  • I_win

    What’s the deal with the rappers?

  • I_win

    What’s the deal with the rappers?

  • Adsy

    Whats with all the music, switched this off quickly they annoyed the crap out of me

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  • possum 52

    A unique and creative slant on causes that result in incarceration and a look at how gifted and intelligent some of the subjects are. Very moving and thought provoking footage.