This is a short film about solitary confinement - a practice that UN has called tantamount to torture, yet we continue to practice in Canada. Solitary confinement, is the practice of locking a person in a small cell for up to 23 hours a day, sometimes indefinitely. Right now, there are more than 1,850 people in solitary confinement in federal or provincial prisons across Canada. On January 17, 2018, the BC Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada won a court case challenging the use of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons. On February 18, 2018, the Federal Government appealed this historic judgement.
Please support our fight: bccla.org/solitaryconfinement
Credits: Featuring BobbyLee Worm
Directed by Kevin Eastwood
Edited by Brendan Woollard
Cinematography by Vince Arvidson & Simon Schneider
Produced by Optic Nerve Films for the BC Civil Liberties Association