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09 - 19 Nov. 2016

Screenings and Writing Workshops

Screening and Writing Workshops

The Bordeaux, Rivière-des-Prairies, Tanguay and Thérèse Casgrain institutions host RIDM screenings twice a month: the first visit includes a film screening and a discussion with the director. For the second visit, the RIDM team is accompanied by a specialist who leads a two-hour writing workshop with a small group of prisoners. The workshops help inmates learn about the steps involved in making a film and help them develop their critical faculties.

To learn more about this initiative, see Martin Bilodeau’s June 14, 2013 article in French in Le Devoir.

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)

These activities are supported by the Quebec chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society, the Ville de Montréal’s culture and community program, Telefilm Canada.

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