K. P. Jayasankar
Anjali Monteiro

Duration: 43 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English


YCP 1997

Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India, with over 2500 inmates. In this video, six poets and artistes of the YCP share their work, their lives… Through their poems and musings, the film explores the modes in which they creatively cope with the pain and stigma of incarceration, in the process questioning their selfhood and the socially constructed divides between ‘us’ and ‘them’, between the ‘normal’ and the ‘deviant’.