Feature documentary film

DIRECTED BY:   Nance Ackerman
                        Ariella Pahlke
PRODUCED BY: Teresa MacInnes                               
                        Annette Clarke
A Sea to Sea Production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, in association with documentary  Channel, with the participation of Canada Media Fund, in collaboration with Société Radio-Canada and with the support of the Nova Scotia Production Incentive.

While the number of women in prison rises dramatically worldwide, three Canadian filmmakers embark on a unique collaboration with women on the inside – to imagine what they would have needed in their lives to avoid incarceration. They paint, photograph, storyboard and sing. They share cameras and microphones.
They envision a more ideal world – authoring their own narratives, and societal solutions, through art.

The results are heart-wrenching, telling and inspiring.

Enter Senator Kim Pate.  Her thirty-year career as a prison advocate with Elizabeth Fry, is driven by her passion and a conviction that present-day systems of punishment need to be dismantled and replaced with effective support within the community. She works with the women inside – and with the filmmakers – to explore radical alternative approaches
to incarcerating society's most vulnerable. 

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