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Tre Maison Dasan

Tre Maison Dasan (18+)

USA, 2018, colour, 94 min.
Director: Denali Tiller
Three boys: Tre Janson, 13, Maison Teixeira, 11 and Dasan Lopes, 6 visit with their parents who are incarcerated at Rhode Island facilities where parents are allowed to spend two hours with their kids in an assigned space once a week. The film also spends time with them when they are elsewhere observing their coping mechanisms and behaviors and determining how they are responding to the parent's incarceration. Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate documentary film about three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child's perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.

AWARDS

London Raindance Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature; Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People (Greece) – Youth Jury Award for Best Film and Best Direction; Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Feature Documentary, Grand Prize.

Denali Tiller

Denali Tiller

is an artist and filmmaker named one of 110 “filmmakers to watch” by Variety Magazine in 2015 for her short film, Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated – which grew into her feature documentary, Tre Maison Dasan. She has worked with the US Agency for International Development, and is currently adjunct faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. She is most passionate about children and youth advocacy, and how we raise boys in America.

FILMOGRAPHY

Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated, 2015; Tre Maison Dasan, 2018.
USA, 2018, colour, 94 min.
Director: Denali Tiller
Three boys: Tre Janson, 13, Maison Teixeira, 11 and Dasan Lopes, 6 visit with their parents who are incarcerated at Rhode Island facilities where parents are allowed to spend two hours with their kids in an assigned space once a week. The film also spends time with them when they are elsewhere observing their coping mechanisms and behaviors and determining how they are responding to the parent's incarceration. Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate documentary film about three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child's perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.

AWARDS

London Raindance Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature; Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People (Greece) – Youth Jury Award for Best Film and Best Direction; Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Feature Documentary, Grand Prize.