Tre Maison Dasan

Updated: Oct 4, 2018

Director: Denali Tiller

Category: Documentary Feature

Runtime: 94 minutes

Language: English

Country: USA

Synopsis: Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and the added complexities of coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.

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 who’s aspergers is present through his 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 well known 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.

SHOWING: October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Q&A with subjects from the documentary


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