Online screening of CONVICTION

Hello KCFF friends!  The past couple weeks have certainly been a whirlwind and I hope everyone is keeping safe. Like lots of businesses and organizations, we’re taking things day-by-day and doing our best to operate (from home offices) during these challenging times.

It’s not exactly the festival experience, but we have a film for you!  Starting 6:00pm on Friday March 27, check out the documentary CONVICTION, streaming for free on the KCFF website (until midnight on Saturday).  CONVICTION was one of the many cancelled sellout screenings, so there should be lots of interest.  To make it a bit more special, the directors will be sending us a special welcome message.

Though overall rates of incarceration in Canada have declined, the number of women behind bars is rising. A powerful documentary that offers many insights about this crisis, CONVICTION is the product of a unique collaboration between the filmmaking team of Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes with women facing daunting challenges inside and outside the walls of two correctional facilities in Nova Scotia. But even though many subjects’ stories are heartbreaking, the film presents many reasons for hope, especially as activists and advocates like Senator Kim Pate work to address the deeper reasons for the cycles that keep women trapped inside the system.