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Where We Were Not – Part 1

This is the first part of a four part experimental animated documentary about criminalization in Canada.

In "Feeling Reserved" Alexus shares her story of a "starlight tour" (a practice of police brutality against First Nations peoples in Canada).

"Women are the fastest growing prison population world wide and this is not accidental. In Canada, we recognize that the now globalized destruction of social safety nets — from social and health services to economic and education standards, and availability is resulting in the increased abandonment of the most vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed."

The law is intended to protect society from harm and create social order. Used as a method for controlling behavior and maintaining social norms, it is often produced so as to appease the masses with concepts of safety and security. In most western countries prison populations, as compared to outside populations, reflect disproportionate representation of racially discriminated groups and oppressed peoples.

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Where We Were Not – Part 1

Centro Sociale
By: Jessica MacCormack

Country: Canada
Year: 2011
Running time: 06:02 min
Language: English
Subtitles: no subtitles

Website: www.jessicamaccormackrmack.tumblr.com