Pilgrim Media Group is excited to announce that our documentary feature, Tre Maison Dasan, has won the Best Documentary award at the Raindance Film Festival in London! The film had some strong competition in five other wonderful documentaries, but ultimately it won out.
Tre Maison Dasan, directed by Denali Tiller, follows three young boys each growing up 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. Tre, Maison and Dasan are three very different boys. Tre is a tough 13 year old who hides his emotions behind a mask of tough talk and hard edges. Maison is a bright eyed 11 year old with an encyclopedic mind and deep love for those around him. Dasan is a sensitive 6 year old with an incredible capacity for empathy and curiosity. Their parents are not incarcerated for the low-level offenses that have become infamous in conversations around mass-incarceration, but their histories and relationships beg many questions about Justice and the lasting and rippling effects of a system at large.
The documentary’s tour continues with future screenings in Kentucky, Connecticut and Indiana. Find a theater near you at our official site.
Watch the film’s teaser below.