Tre Maison Dasan


Somerville Theatre - Screen 5 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 1:30 PM
Film Info
Genre:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Denali Tiller
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Expected to be in attendance: Director Denali Tiller and Subjects

TRE MAISON DASAN is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Told directly from the children’s perspectives, the film explores 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 charismatic 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 Asperger’s syndrome, known for his ever-active mind and deep love for those around him. Dasan is a sensitive six-year-old with an incredible capacity for empathy and curiosity. Though the boys’ parents were not convicted of the low-level offenses that have become well known through conversations around mass incarceration, their histories and relationships raise many questions about justice and the ripple effects of our judicial system as a whole.

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Screening Supported by:
The DocYard