January 25, 2020
Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes
ABOUT THE FILM
Which is more broken: the correctional system or a society that imprisons its most vulnerable citizens? With the number of imprisoned women rapidly rising, inmates of a Nova Scotia women’s prison – grappling with poverty, addictions, trauma and mental health – engage in a collaborative artistic process to imagine how community support might have prevented their incarceration, and to consider alternatives to locking people up. The results are affecting and persuasive. Joining politicians and advocates in the global abolition movement, these incarcerated artists challenge our basic assumptions about crime and punishment as they entertain the radical notion of a world without prisons.