|THE VOICE SET FREE
This is a story about a human being lost amidst some of the most neurotic scenery available in our time, that of Corrections Canada. It's the story of an upper middle class woman who in an alcoholic haze shot and killed her husband and woke up stone cold sober for the first time in 20 years, in the Prison for Women in Kingston. But it is also a story about healing. Jo-Ann Mayhew became a human rights activist for prisoners, and her story speaks to our capacity for basis goodness, which is greater than we know. Even under the most seemingly powerless conditions, we can be fearless.
Pre-sold to the CTV Network, Canada; Vision TV; the Independent Film Channel.
Awards: 2001, Gemini to Lesley Ann Patten for Best Direction of a Documentary.