Non For Profit organisations, For Profit organisations, Universities and Schools can now purchase The Jammed DVD with a screening license, that allows the film to be screened to unlimited sized groups, for an unlimited amount of times (available right now to be shipped the following day.)
Please note that the cost of an Institutional DVD is significantly higher than for home use. As much as we would love nothing more than to make this film available at no cost to allow for it to be seen as widely as possible, we are unfortunately constrained by the practical reality that we cannot continue without revenue.
The Picture Tank are committed to make films that impact our world in a positive way, and to raise difficult, confronting Human Rights issues that traditionally do not attract commercial support. There is also a lot of work still to be done in taking The Jammed to the general public in Australia as well as internationally.
The Australian Catholic Film Office (ACFO) has awarded its 2007 Film of the Year to Dee McLachlan’s The Jammed.
Director of the ACFO and jury chair, Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard said 2007 was one of the strongest years in many for Australian films.“The Jammed, The Home Song Stories and Romulus, My Father were among the best,” Fr Leonard said. “The jury felt that The Jammed was a singularly courageous piece of cinema. Even though the extremely violent world this film portrays means many people would not want to see it, that does not allow us to ignore the sex trade in women and children occurring in our nation,” he said.
The movie traces the story of three women brought to Australia under false pretences for sexual exploitation. The Jammed reveals not only the horror of modern human trafficking and slavery but also peels back the complex moral layers involved for everyone, including governments.Fr Leonard said it would be hard to think of a social issue which the whole Church is presently speaking with such clarity.“Pope Benedict’s statement on human trafficking for sex, his message to mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerants have strenuously called for all Catholics, Christians and people of good will to do everything they can to counter the causes and the evil results of human trafficking."“The Jammed plays the role of raising our consciousness on this issue."This uncompromising and confronting film illuminates a dark, tragic side of Australian society and thus makes a significant contribution to increasing people’s awareness of an under-recognised but important issue of faith and justice.”
Rumblings of acclaim for Noise Feb 02, 2008 By Garry Maddox for The Sydney Morning Herald:
Filmgoers voted for the sex slavery drama The Jammed. The film industry went for the emotional immigrant tale Romulus, My Father. Now the country's critics have named Noise as last year's best Australian film.