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April 28 - May 2

Conviction

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 28 at 6:30 PM
April 29 at 1:15 PM
May 2 at 12:30 PM

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.

More information and tickets

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

Closed captions on April 28 and April 29. Open captions on May 2. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.

Hart House Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating is available. Accessible washroom in the lobby. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. There are 10 steps to the main entrance. Ramped, accessible entrances are located off Tower Road and Queen’s Park Circle. Elevator travels to the theatre lobby. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre – bottled water only. Accessible water fountain on site.