The Canadian Premiere of “Degrees of Incarceration” (2009)

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 11:00am
Location: Vancity Theatre, at 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver.
Admission: Tickets, which can be purchased online at or at the door, cost $7.

The Canadian premiere of “Degrees of Incarceration” (2009), a Palestine-US co-production was directed by Amahl Bishara, will be shown in Vancouver on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 11am.

Degrees of Incarceration documents the effects political imprisonment has on a community of Palestinians in the West Bank. More than 6,000 Palestinians, including more than 300 children under the age of 18, are currently in Israeli prisons for political reasons, and over 600,000 Palestinians have passed through Israeli prisons since 1967. Yet this issue rarely receives the attention many Palestinians believe it deserves. The film introduces viewers to Palestinian mothers, teenagers, children, and community leaders as they strive to support each other through crises of arrest and detention.

This film is part of the 15th Annual Amnesty International Film Festival. For more information about “Degrees of Incarceration” as well as about over 20 other documentaries that will be shown in the festival, consult