A Big Can of Worms
Getting to be Me

Bleach Works (2012)
(3 minutes 15)

Bleach works is a short animated film, made for Prison Health and the NTA as part of the Harm Reduction Works campaign materials. The brief was to produce a “light, positive and optimistic” film . . . about cleaning needles and syringes in a prison cell. The initial pitch of an animated musical number based on ‘Gonna wash that man right outa my hair’, from South Pacific, was rejected as being a little too ‘light, positive and optimistic’.


The film is based on the paintings and prints of Patrick Caulfield. The cleaning the toilet scene is about removing the stigma of taking bleach tablets from a dispenser and therefore identifying yourself as an injecting drug user. Bleach Works is available for sale from Exchange Supplies.


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Bleach Works