Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Told directly through the child’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 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 whose Autism presents itself through his ever-active 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 well known in conversations around mass-incarceration, but their histories and relationships beg many questions about justice, and the rippling effects of a system at large.
|Film followed by Q&A with director Denali Tiller and film subjects Dasan Lopes + Stephanie Moniz, moderated by Star Kids Scholarship Program founder Dr. Timothy Flanigan
|Rebecca Stern and Craig Pilligan
Gripping... This picture opens our eyes to a social disruption that has been underexposed and that we all ignore at our peril
Potent, sometimes wrenchingly intimate...This feature directorial debut is an excellent non-fiction drama.
Nonfiction filmmaking doesn’t get much better than this.