— Nov. 6th, 6:20pm

About the Film

ALARMED BY THE RISING NUMBERS OF WOMEN IN PRISON …and inspired by the conviction of Senator Kim Pate, Conviction flips the narrative away from pop culture’s voyeuristic lens and hands it to the women who are being victimized, marginalized and criminalized in our society. Not another ‘broken prison’ film, Conviction is a ‘broken society’ film – an ambitious and inspired re-build of our community, from the inside out. With more women in prisons than ever before, the film implicates viewers to question the status quo, and to consider a different kind of society that better supports the most vulnerable among us.

1 hour 22 minutes

Written and Directed by Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, & Teresa MacInnes

Ms MacInnes will attend the Zonta Film Festival.

Watch the Trailer

Conviction (Trailer 90 sec.) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.


Nov 06 2019


6:20 pm




Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King Street North, Waterloo, ON