Presented in collaboration with the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premiere of Conviction, a poignant and hopeful doc which imagines alternatives to the carceral system through arts. Directors Ariella Pahlke, Nance Ackerman and Teresa MacInnes will be in attendance for a discussion after the film.
Admission is by donation — $5 to $10 suggested. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours’ notice. Please email Cinema Politica for more information. This screening is organized in collaboration with the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes and Nance Ackerman / Canada / 2019 / 78 ' / English
Alarmed by the rising numbers of women in prison and inspired by the conviction of Senator Kim Pate, Conviction flips the narrative away from pop culture's voyeuristic lens and hands it to the women who are being victimized, marginalized and criminalized in society. Not another ‘broken prison’ film, Conviction is a ‘broken society’ film — an ambitious and inspired rebuild of community, from the inside out.
With more women in prisons than ever before, the film implicates viewers to question the status quo, and to consider a different kind of society that better supports the most vulnerable.