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Conviction is a new documentary by the celebrated local filmmaker Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes. Nance will be present to say a few words and answer questions. We will open with the 3-minute animated short Little Thunder, made by Nance Ackerman and Alan Syliboy.

Conviction envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and those fighting on the front lines of the decarceration movement.

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 our society. Not another ‘broken prison’ film, Conviction is a ‘broken society’ film – an ambitious and inspired re-build of our 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 among us.

Nance  Ackerman, Writer, Director/ Ariella Pahlke, Writer, Director / Teresa MacInnes Writer, Director, Producer (Sea to Sea Productions)/ Annette Clarke, Producer (NFB)

2019 | 78 min

Click here for more information about Nance and her Co-creators on this film.

Produced by SEA TO SEA PRODUCTIONS and THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD of CANADA