Doc/Fest 2019: Tattooed Tears (40th Anniversary)
From the archive
This film was last shown on 10 June 2019
The California Youth Authority was created in 1941 ''to replace retributive punishment with treatment and rehabilitation''. Tattooed Tears is an intimate, hands on encounter with a maximum security juvenile correctional facility in Chino, California. The film becomes a 13–week odyssey into hell, charting with great compassion many young men’s struggle for survival in a brutal environment.
- Joan Churchill, Nick Broomfield
- 85 mins