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November 14th, 2016 Discussions

Discussion: Art, Culture and Social Reintegration

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In Quebec, there are increasing numbers of collaborations between the art world and community organizations. A rich dialogue is underway between these worlds that would seem, in the public mind, to be poles apart. What kinds of cultural projects are available to people in the correctional system? Can cultural action help ex-inmates find their bearings in society at large? A discussion accompanied by a screening of the short film Double peine, by the Art Entr’Elles collective. In connection with the exhibition Defining Your Identity.

Moderation : David, Henry, Directeur général de l'ASRSQ, l'Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec

Panellists :
Sylvie Frigon (Ph.D), Professeure titulaire, Département de criminologie, Université d'Ottawa
Anne-Céline Genevois, Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec
Emily Laliberté, Funambules Médias

During the discussion, screening of the short film Double sentence:

Double sentence (Double Peine) | Cathy Cimon, Alexis Fortier-Gauthier, Danielle Gratton, Geneviève Tardif. French original version with English subtitles.
Double sentence is a short film directed by convicted women within a community art project, in collaboration with filmmaker Alexis Fortier-Gauthier. The directors chose to show one of their stories as an example of the process of social reintegration and the challenges that occur after finishing a prison sentence. In fact, it’s just the beginning of a journey filled with difficulties related to their criminal records. Daily, they must deal with prejudice; the main challenge, however, is to forgive themselves. How can they liberate themselves from the past, which got them imprisoned and caused so much pain around them?

The discussion will be held in French. 
The short film Double sentence will be presented with English subtitles. 

Presented in collaboration with the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec

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