Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

| 1 h 15 min

Being young is tough, especially if you're Black, Latino, Arab or Asian. In a city like Montreal, you can get targeted and treated as a criminal for no good reason. Zero Tolerance reveals how deep seated prejudice can be. On one side are the city's young people, and on the other, its police force. Two worlds, two visions. Yet one of these groups is a minority, while the other wields real power. One has no voice, while the other makes life-and-death decisions.

When a policy of zero tolerance to crime masks an intolerance to young people of colour, the delicate balance between order and personal freedom is upset. A blend of cinéma vérité and personal testimonies, this hard-hitting film will broaden your mind and change your way of thinking. In French with English subtitles.

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  • participation
    Maurice Chalom
    Badr Zouine
    Junior Damas
    Rafaël Perez
    Liuma Michelet
    Tricia Henry
    Yacine Belhadj
    José Sermeno
    Camilo Roumer
    Marie-Célie Agnant
    John Dalzell
    Perry Calpeto
    Joan Quicano
    Ronald Lemus
    Paulo Andrade
    Stanley Thomas
    Carlos Villanueva
    Bruno Andrade
    Manuel Morga
    Alexandre Popovic
    Roderick Carreon
    Gladys Charmant
    Fady Dagher
    Florence Darius
    Edouard Anglade
    Robert Milord
    Éric La Penna
    Nourredine Elmzem
    Laurent Lisio
    P.L. Bouchard
    Joseph Rosemond
    Jean-Ernest Célestin
    Jean-Pierre Auger
    Estelle Landry
    Luc Demers
    Jean Pendelton
    Amir El Alfy
    Georges Lamirande
  • research
    Michka Saäl
  • script
    Michka Saäl
  • direction
    Michka Saäl
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • director of photography
    Sylvestre Guidi
  • sound
    Pierre Bertrand
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
  • sound editing
    Francine Poirier
  • researcher
    Nathalie St-Pierre
  • foley artist
    Lise Wedlock
  • original music
    La Main Froide
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • archival research
    Ginette Lavigne
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon