Zero Tolerance

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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Film Credits

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

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