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Conviction

Nance  Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes
2019 | 78 min

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionHot Docs, Toronto (2019)

  • Official SelectionFIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax (2019)

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver (2019)

  • Best Atlantic Canadian FilmmakerLunenburg Docfest - Lunenburg (2019)

  • Official Selection - Opening NightRendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Toronto (2019)

  • Official SelectionRIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival (2019)

  • Official SelectionKDocsFF - Metro Vancouver’s Premier Social Justice Film Festival (2020)

  • Official SelectionNanaimo Global Film Festival (2020)

  • Official SelectionCommon Good International Film Festival, California (2020)


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ABOUT THE FILM

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Team


Nance Ackerman
Writer, Director
Biography
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Nance Ackerman

Nance Ackerman is an accomplished documentary photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist. Her sensitivity and human touch result in beautiful and haunting imagery in print and film. Often drawing on her Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) heritage and her extensive multicultural experiences, she strives to build bridges between audience and subject—whether they be addicts in Nova Scotia or midwives in Afghanistan. She’s lent her photographer’s eye to her films, which have had success around the world, winning awards for direction and cinematography. Her credits include Cottonland (NFB, 2006, director, writer), Fid (Heartstring Productions, 2007, producer, director), Four Feet Up (NFB, 2009, director, cinematography, editor, writer), The Anniversary Project (Heartstring Productions/Stitch Media, 2010, co-creator), Griefwalker (NFB, 2010, composer), Little Thunder (NFB, 2010, director), Redress Remix (Stitch Media, 2011, writer), Carry Me Home (Heartstring Productions, 2014, director, cinematographer, editor)  and Trek of the Titans (CBC, 2014, composer).


Ariella Pahlke
Writer, Director
Biography
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Ariella Pahlke

Ariella Pahlke is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and media artist with extensive experience facilitating collaborative projects. For the past 20 years, she’s directed, written and produced hour-long documentaries, shorts and media projects that have screened around the world. With a background in philosophy, Ariella is a keen observer who is not afraid to ask tough questions. Participatory process is at the heart of her documentary approach. Her credits include Charlie’s Prospect (CBC Television, 2000, director, writer, co-producer), Rock and Desire (Global Television/Flashfire Productions, 2003, director, writer, co-producer), Burning Rubber (Flashfire Productions, 2009, director, writer, co-producer), and a collaborative documentary co-produced with the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre entitled Strategies of Hope (2014, co-director, co-writer, editor, cinematographer), as well as dozens of other shorts and collaborative media projects.


Teresa MacInnes
Writer, Director, Producer (Sea to Sea Productions)
Biography
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Photo : Kent Nason


Teresa MacInnes

Over the last 30 years, Teresa MacInnes’s films have tackled some of the most crucial social justice issues of our time. Her passion and balanced approach to producing and directing have engaged television audiences around the world. She has won numerous awards and her films have screened at top festivals, including Hot Docs, VIFF, IDFA, the New York Film Festival and Thessaloniki. In 2015, her NFB documentary Buying Sex was named one of the top ten feminist films streaming on US Netflix by Ms. magazine. Her credits include Mabel (NFB, 2016, director), Trek of the Titans (CBC, 2014, director), Norm (CBC, 2009, producer, director, editor), Teaching Peace in a Time of War (CTV, 2004, director), Waging Peace: A Year in the Life of Caledonia Junior High (NFB/CTV, 2001 director), Lost (NFB/CBC, 2000, director, editor), The Other Side of the Picture (NFB/CBC, 1998, director) and Under Wraps (NFB, 1998, producer, director).


Annette Clarke
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Annette Clarke

An accomplished producer committed to collaborating with artists to craft transformative stories,  Annette’s select producer credits include The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light (2012, FIFA Jury Award), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award), Gun Runners (2015, Hot Docs), Theater of Life (2016, Berlin), Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF), Love, Scott (2018, Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Inside Out, One World) and Assholes, a theory (CPHDOX). In addition to Conviction, her current productions reflect on the human condition through the eyes of a twelve year old Yazidi boy arriving in Canada, and inside the lives of resilient women along the Brazilian Amazon. As executive producer for NFB’s Quebec Atlantic studio, Annette envisions a potent and ambitious slate of short form and feature documentaries, animation, and interactive story telling across a rich and large territory.

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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
NANCE ACKERMAN
ARIELLA PAHLKE
TERESA MACINNES

FEATURING OUR COLLABORATORS
CAITLIN HILL
BIANCA MERCER
TREENA SMITH
LAURA TONEY

TANYA BIGNELL
KIM PATE

PRODUCED BY
TERESA MACINNES
ANNETTE CLARKE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NANCE ACKERMAN

LOCATION SOUND RECORDIST
ARIELLA PAHLKE

EDITED BY
NANCE ACKERMAN
TERESA MACINNES

SOUND DESIGN BY
NANCE ACKERMAN
JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER

ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY
NANCE ACKERMAN
ASHELIN 

‘MORE THAN A NUMBER’
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MUSICAL COLLABORATORS AT
NOVA INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN
JULES CÔTE
KATELYN GIGGY-SMITH
LUDIVINE LATULIPPE
JODIE MCCULLOCH
KALIYAN PALMER
ANTONIA PIGOT
DIANE POTHIER
DONNA VAUGHAN
VANESSA VENIERIS

ALSO FEATURING
ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS AT
CENTRAL NOVA SCOTIA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CHRISMA DENNY
JENNIFER DEVOUGE
MJ JARVIS
MARY KEEPING
ASHLEY LOPPIE
NATASHA PACE
JEN SIMS
ASHLEY SLAUNWHITE
AND
SUSAN AYLES
CARRIE BEAZLEY
STEPHANIE DUNCAN
SHANNON FERGUSON
MARGARET HILL
DARLENE MACEACHERN
ANNE SINCLAIR
TASHA SMITH
CJ STEVENS
VANYA TRIMPER
STEPHANIE WHITE

VIDEO/STILLS
CAITLIN HILL
BIANCA MERCER
JUDY OBERSI
TREENA SMITH
LAURA TONEY

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
BECKY PARSONS
TERESA MACINNES
ARIELLA PAHLKE
ANTHONY VON SECK

PRODUCTION MANAGER
MEGAN WENNBERG

PRODUCTION INTERN
JESSICA HIRTLE

TRANSCRIPTION
LISA CLARKE

LOGO DESIGN
MEGAN GREEN

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
JUDE MACINNES

RESEARCHERS
NANCE ACKERMAN
TERESA MACINNES
ARIELLA PAHLKE

CONSULTING EDITOR
RICARDO ACOSTA

ASSISTANT EDITORS
MEAGAN BROWN
JORDAN KAWAI
BRAD RIVERS

ADDITIONAL LOCATION SOUND RECORDING
TERESA MACINNES
NANCE ACKERMAN

LOCATION MUSIC RECORDIST
KALIYAN PALMER

MUSIC FACILITATOR
ANTONIA PIGOT

SPOKEN WORD FACILITATOR
EL JONES

ONLINE COLOURIST
DOUG WOODS, 902 POST INC.

ASSISTANT ONLINE EDITOR
ROBERT CARRIGAN

CLOSED CAPTIONING
CARTER THURBER

TITLE DESIGN & ANIMATION
RON MCDOUGALL

LEGAL
ROBERT ASKE

RE-RECORDING
JEAN PAUL VIALARD

ADDITIONAL RE-RECORDING
SHELLEY CRAIG

MUSIC MIXER
FRANCOIS ARBOUR

FOLEY ARTIST
KARLA BAUMGARTNER

DIALOGUE EDITOR
PIERRE-YVES DRAPEAU

STUDIO MAVEN AND ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE EDITOR
TRISTAN CAPACCHIONE

ASSISTANT SOUND EDITOR
SANDY PINTEUS

PRO TOOLS ASSISTANT
EMRE EKICI

ADDITIONAL MUSIC
JAMIE ALCORN
MALIK BEALS hobbi3 muzik

MUSICIANS
JAMIE ALCORN
ALEXIS DUMAIS
SHEILA HANNIGAN
JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER
JONAH FORTUNE
SARAH PAGE
KALIYAN PALMER

VOCALS
NANCE ACKERMAN
LOU BABIN
KIAH-ELLIS DURITY
RHETTA PARNAS
KATHY KENNEDY
DANIELLE SAVAGE
LINDA OREFICE
CASSY PALMER
JOESIE PALMER

KALIYAN PALMER
SHAELIN PALMER
ALEXANDRA TIBBITTS

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
CHERYL MURGATROYD

TECHNICAL COORDINATORS
CHRIS MACINTOSH
DANIEL LORD

DIGITAL EDITING TECHNICIANS
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PIERRE DUPONT
PATRICK TRAHAN

SOUND TECHNICIAN
BERNARD BELLEY

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
ROZ POWER

STUDIO ADMINISTRATORS
CAMILA BLOS
LESLIE POYNTZ

MARKETING MANAGER
JOHANNA LESSARD

PUBLICIST
PATRICIA DILLON-MOORE

LEGAL COUNSEL
DOMINIQUE AUBRY

PRODUCERS
TERESA MACINNES
ANNETTE CLARKE

DEVELOPED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF
CANADA MEDIA FUND
documentary CHANNEL

PRODUCED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

PRODUCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF
THE GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA,
NOVA SCOTIA FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION INCENTIVE FUND


AND

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH

AND

IN ASSOCIATION WITH DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL


SENIOR DIRECTOR
SANDRA KLEINFELD

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
JORDANA ROSS

A SEA TO SEA AND NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA CO-PRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, QUEBEC ATLANTIC STUDIO
ANNETTE CLARKE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENGLISH PROGRAM
MICHELLE van BEUSEKOM


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TERESA MACINNES

 

 

 



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