Thank you newportFILM and all who were able to join us for the local premier of Tre Maison Dasan. If you missed the screening, you will be able to view the film on RIPBS on the following dates:
To learn more about how Star Kids assists children whose parents have a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse, or to refer a child or a family to us, contact Kathy Giblin Stark, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE FILM:
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.