PBS has picked up the Pilgrim Media Group documentary, Tre Maison Dasan, for its award-winning series, Independent Lens. The Doc, directed by Denali Tiller, follows three boys with a parent in prison. Directly told through the children’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.
“I made this film in collaboration with Tre, Maison, and Dasan as it was important to me to center and empower the voices of the children directly,” said Tiller. “We are very excited to present Tre Maison Dasan on public broadcasting so that it can be accessible to communities who don’t have access to other types of programming, including incarcerated populations in prisons and jails across the country. We are thrilled to be working with ITVS to bring this film, and the children’s voices, to people and families affected by the prison system, and to those who hold the keys.”
Craig Piligian, CEO of Pilgrim Media Group and Producer for the film, was excited to announce the acquisition. “We are honored to bring to Independent Lens the first and only documentary about incarceration told through the eyes of the children left behind. Not only are Tre, Maison, and Dasan’s voices deeply affecting, they also bring a new and meaningful perspective to the vital discourse surrounding our criminal justice system.”
Watch the film’s teaser below: