Set in a prison, Heads in the Sand delves into the disturbing mental world of the paedophile. It exposes the psychological repression present in the perpetrators; their isolation and separation from 'normal' society. It questions our current rehabilitation system and challenges the moral views and beliefs of its audience. It does not attempt to provide answers.

  • surrealist drama
  • 40
  • 4 total
  • 4 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 19

EXTRACT: I've got a problem. I know I have. I don't deny it. There is something wrong with me, in my head, has to be, but what can I do? I can't go to the doctor, I can't go to the police I can't even go to my family. Every time it happens I tell myself it will be the last time. That I won't do it again, that I'm over it. Then something always has to happen. That just lures me back in. I see an advertisement with a young girl, all dolled up, you know with the make-up...

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