Tre Maison Dasan

Directed by: Denali Tiller
USA | 94 minutes
international-premiere
best-documentary
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Thu 4th Oct 21:00
Q&A with Denali Tiller (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Fri 5th Oct 15:45

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Prisoners can often seem dehumanised - cold, stoic, locked into their past mistakes like they are imprisoned in their cells. Denali Tiller’s documentary TRE MAISON DASAN cracks open these secluded individuals, following three children of current and recent inmates of the Rhode Island prison system. The boys provide a spectrum of responses to the same underlying issues. Tre, aged thirteen, is teeming with adolescent anger, both resentful of and dependent upon his incarcerated father. Maison is eleven, and has Asperger Syndrome, his nervous energy and eagerness clashing against the harsh prison boundaries. Dasan, only six, barely understands what a prison is. Such childish innocence becomes the entry point into these topics, Tiller providing unfiltered access and an empathetic touch to these lives, witnessing heart-wrenching conversations and raw moments of childhood development. We see the parents’ vulnerability, the remorse for their past crimes, their frustration at their current imprisonment, their concern for their kids’ future. TRE MAISON DASAN is an incredible and intimate documentary, giving the potential for those affected by the justice system, young and old alike, to share their stories. It is an opportunity for children to avoid the mistakes of their parents, it is a chance to escape. Bruno Savill de Jong
Runtime
94
Cast
Tre Janson
Maison Teixeira
Dasan Lopes
Country
USA
Director(s)
Denali Tiller
Producer(s)
Rebecca Stern
Denali Tiller
Craig Piligian
Executive Producer(s)
Andrew Freiband
Patty Quillin
Screening Status
International Premiere