The Making Of Carandiru

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Hostage taking, riots, rebellions, diseased water from rat urine, when BBC Radio Drama decided to make a play inside Latin America's largest prison, based on the book Estao Carandiru by Dr Drauzio Varella, they knew that this would be no ordinary armchair theatre. This documentary by Paul Heritage follows director Kate Rowland as she records a play inside Brazil's most notorious prison. The play Carandiru by Jeff Young follows.