Told directly through the eyes of the children featured in Denali Tiller’s documentary, Tre Maison Dasan is a moving portrait of three unforgettable young boys struggling to grow up with a parent in prison. They face the pressure of growing up in a society that often demonizes their parents, provides little support for their families, and assumes “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
The three children in Tre Maison Dasan, whose fathers are currently or were recently incarcerated in Rhode Island, provide a spectrum of responses to the same underlying issues. Tre, aged thirteen, is teeming with adolescent anger, both resentful of and dependent upon his incarcerated father. Maison is eleven, and has Asperger Syndrome, his nervous energy and eagerness clashing against the harsh prison boundaries. Dasan, only six, barely understands what a prison is. Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative, which is creating the wholesale transformation of young adult prison units so that they are restorative and rooted in human dignity, is committed to family engagement. As Father’s Day approaches, we are pleased to partner with the filmmakers of Tre Maison Dasan to support family and parenthood.
Please join Director Denali Tiller, Matthew Lowen, senior program associate in Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative, and others for a discussion on parenthood while incarcerated.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:15 – 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For more information and to RSVP go to http://bit.ly/2MzS5uM