Festival Report by Janna MacDonald
This documentary looks at the lives of several women, their navigation in the Nova Scotia prison system, and the lack of resources that are available for them to make a fresh start in society. This was truly riveting look into the lives of these women, who just want the ability to lead constructive lives, but are seemingly without help from both the provincial and federal government. Despite the opposition these women face, they still seem to have hope for a better future for themselves, and other women like them. This is an important film to look at, because as it points out, women are the fastest growing prison population throughout the world. Very little empathy is dedicated to the uphill battle reformed prisoners face in order receive the proper help, whether it be mental health support or drug treatment. The future these women seek is a true battle, but it seems they are willing to fight to reform the system that once held them.
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