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Conviction: Premier Screening and Panel Talk

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2 Daly Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9

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SAW Video and Elizabeth Fry Society, Ottawa are proud to co-present the Ottawa premier of the critically acclaimed documentary, CONVICTION.

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SAW Video and the Elizabeth Fry Society, Ottawa are proud to co-present the Ottawa premier of the critically acclaimed documentary, CONVICTION. This special screening will feature an introduction and panel talk by Ariella Pahlke, filmmaker and co-director of CONVICTION.

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Offence. Conviction. Imprisonment. Release. Repeat, and repeat. The women featured in this sober, clear-eyed documentary trudge this demoralizing circuit like clockwork. It is questionable, in their cases, what the Canadian corrections system is actually correcting. CONVICTION takes us on a raw and cinematic journey, while making the impassioned argument that we would do better to create communities that heal and support our most vulnerable, rather than punish them further.

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Bianca, Treena, Laura, and Caitlin are a stark reflection of the troubling worldwide tendency to criminalize and imprison the most vulnerable in society—those most affected by poverty, addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness.

Together with long-time prisoners’ rights advocate Kim Pate and others, these women collaborate with the filmmakers to answer a deceptively simple question: What would you have needed to avoid incarceration? Through art, photography, filmmaking and poetry, the women inside envision a more ideal world on the outside.

Their creative agency emerges as a force that empowers them to chart the course of their own lives, and they become increasingly engaged in making CONVICTION—not another ‘broken prison’ film, but rather a ‘broken society’ film.

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CONVICTION: Screening and Panel Talk

March 2, 2020 | 6 - 9 PM

Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave - 3rd Floor)

SAW Video (sawvideo.com)

Elizabeth Fry Society (efryottawa.com)

Arts Court (artscourt.ca)

www.convictiondocumentary.com

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