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14 - 24 Nov. 2019

Screenings and Writing Workshops

Screening and Writing Workshops

 

 

 

Since 2012, several correctional institutions in the Greater Montreal area have hosted the RIDM’s two-part cultural outreach program. The first visit involves a screening of a documentary from a previous edition of the festival, followed by a discussion with a member of the film’s crew. The second part is a critical writing workshop led by an expert facilitator. These activities give inmates the opportunity to learn more about the different steps in making a film, but above all they expose them to interesting cultural material at a time when they are largely cut off from the world. The activities encourage the inmates to reflect, develop their critical faculties and open their minds to different ways of seeing the world. 

 

To learn more about this initiative, see Martin Bilodeau’s June 14, 2013 article in French in Le Devoir. Following are some of the pieces the inmates wrote during the writing workshop.

 

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2018

2017

De Teweikan à l'électro

 The Hidden River

In Pursuit of Peace

 L'autre Rio

 Bagages

Living with Giants

 Short films from Wapikoni mobile

The Other Rio

Angry Inuk

The Coasters 

The Other Rio (2nd Writing Workshop)

Retour aux sources

 

Tomorrow's Power

 


These activities are supported by the Quebec chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Ville de Montréal’s Community-cultural partnerships Program.To learn more about the program, you can also read the article published by Culture pour tous, Le documentaire à travers les murs. (in French only) 

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