Tre Maison Dasan

Documentary Tre Maison Dasan

Sunday, April 08, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Dolby Cinema at 1275 Market

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:30 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room

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Friday, April 13, 2018
3:30 p.m.
Creativity Theater

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Guests Expected

Director Denali Tiller is expected to attend all screenings; subjects Dasan Lopes, Alivia and Steve Bastien, Ingrid Kraus, Stephanie Moniz, Carlos Rojas, and Alex Tye expected to attend April 8 and 10 screenings; composer Gil Talmil expected to attend April 8 screening.


Tre, Maison, and Dasan are three boys who all share something in common – one of their parents is in jail. Following their separate lives through boyhood and weaving their stories together, first-time documentary filmmaker Denali Tiller tenderly observes each youngster’s life, as the kids come to understand more about the world around them. Capturing loving, frustrating, and heart-wrenching moments between parent and child, Tre Maison Dasan approaches the issue of mass-incarceration by exposing the effects of the criminal justice system on young men.  

This title is a part of SFFILM's Launch Initiative, having its World Premiere for the film industry along with the Festival's discerning audiences.  
“Working closely and hands-on with Tre, Maison, and Dasan, the film [is intended to] be an immersion into how they see themselves, how that is affected by the way they are seen by the systems they live within, and their individual potentials to break the barriers and confinement of stigma and generational trauma to succeed in their own ways. It is important to us that ‘success’ is defined more critically in American society, and for that reason this is not a Homeless-to-Harvard story. Not until children like Tre, Maison and Dasan can see and understand themselves to be important and necessary in the fabric of America, can we be comfortable with the world we expect them to grow into.” – Denali Tiller

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Director Denali Tiller

Tre Maison Dasan is an extension of Denali Tiller’s thesis film at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In addition to filmmaking, Tiller also teaches. She has taught art and media to youth ages 7-18 and is a member of the adjunct faculty at RISD. Tre Maison Dasan is her feature documentary debut.

Film Details
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2018
  • Running time: 94
  • Director(s): Denali Tiller
  • Producer(s): Rebecca Stern, Craig Piligian, Denali Tiller, Jon Gourlay, Sarba Das
  • Cinematographer(s): Jon Gourlay
  • Editor(s): Carlos Rojas
  • Music: Gil Talmi

Print Source:

Hello World Productions