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National Film Board


Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes & Nance Ackerman / Canada / 2019 / 78 ' / English


Nance Ackerman & Teresa MacInnes
Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes
Nance Ackerman
Ariella Pahlke
Nance Ackerman
Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Teresa MacInnes & Annette Clarke

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Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, Hot Docs, Toronto, Ontario (2019)
Official Selection, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2019)
Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2019)

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Attending to the challenges of women’s life during and after incarceration, this poignant & hopeful doc imagines alternatives to the carceral system through arts.


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 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.


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