COMMUNITY PARTNER NETWORK
Please join us for a screening of this incredible film followed by a Q & A with experts on criminal justice and the impact that parental incarceration has on children. Durham Mayor Steve Schewel will introduce the film. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit Our Children’s Place.
About the film:
Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the children’s perspectives, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars. It is directed and produced by Denali Tiller.
Tre, Maison and Dasan are three very different boys. Tre is a tough 13-year-old who hides his emotions behind a mask of tough talk and hard edges. Maison is a bright-eyed 11-year-old with an encyclopedic mind and deep love for those around him. Dasan is a sensitive 6-year-old with an incredible capacity for empathy and curiosity. Their parents are not incarcerated for the low-level offenses that have become infamous in conversations around mass incarceration, but their histories and relationships beg many questions about justice and the lasting and rippling effects of a system at large.