Carceral Justice

  • The Take


    Directed by Avi Lewis ∙ 2004 ∙ Canada ∙ 87'

    THE TAKE is a powerful manifesto to the power of ordinary people to come together and achieve extraordinary things. This documentary opens in suburban Buenos Aires, where thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleep...

  • Special Flight


    Directed by Fernand Melgar ∙ 2016 ∙ Switzerland ∙ 101'

    In 1994, the Swiss government approved a law authorizing the detention of all foreigners in an irregular situation until they are expelled. Every year, a purely administrative decision has thousands of men and women imprisoned up to 24 month...

  • 3000 Nights


    Directed by Mai Masri ∙ Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon ∙ 2015 ∙ 103'

    Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison by acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri, 3000 NIGHTS traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds. Accused of helping a teenage bo...

  • Perm-36 Reflexion


    Directed by Sergei Kachkin ∙ 2016 ∙ Russia ∙ 100'

    Three former political prisoners tell the story of their imprisonment in the “Perm-36” prison camp. Years later they return to the camp (now a museum) to participate in the “Pilorama” Forum, a campsite reflecting, mirror-like, Russian society hau...

  • Breath Anew


    Directed by Andrew Chiu ∙ 2018 ∙ Canada ∙ 11'

    150 years in the future, an American refugee is forced to leave her life behind – seeking a different way of life from the technologically advanced society she has grown up in. As she journeys along this new underground railroad, she reflects on her ...