Black and white photo of a person standing in front of a damp concrete wall with a basketball hoop mounted on it

Conviction

Hot Docs Film Festival

Women are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population in Canada. A filmmaking team attempts to understand this statistic by documenting the experiences of a few incarcerated women and embarking on a collaborative project that reveals the intricacies of a broken system. When the women on the inside are empowered with cameras and the freedom to narrate their own stories, they flip the narrative from a voyeuristic lens to an authentic point of view, inviting us to witness their triumphs and struggles in a deeply intimate way. Repetitive convictions and sentences become the norm within a hugely deficient support system. Working with an advocacy group, the women make the choice to join the decarceration movement and have their say in building a world without prisons and punishment.

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April 28, 6:30 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, 350 King Street West

April 29, 1:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3, 350 King Street West

May 2, 12:30 PM (open captions)
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle