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New York Premiere
46 minutes
Incorrigible - A film about Velma Demerson
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Incorrigible - A film about Velma Demerson
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In 1939 Velma Demerson was jailed for falling in love with a Chinese man. Pregnant and without legal counsel, Velma was sentenced to one year in a Toronto prison where she was tortured by a eugenicist doctor who attempted to abort her child. 60 years later she sued the Canadian government for wrongful incarceration, and until her death at age 98 in May 2019, continued to fight for the rights of the thousands of women imprisoned on the grounds of “incorrigibility” until 1964. Gemini Award-winning director Karin Lee has made a documentary film about her life. VOICES OF CANADA Series.
Studio: Top Dollar Sisters Productions
Producers: Cheuk KwanKarin Lee
From: Canada
Produced In: Canada
Directors: Karin Louise Lee
Writers: Karin Louise Lee
Key Crew: Editor: Jessica Dymond; Animation: Joe Chang; Sound Design & Mix: Vince Renard; Colourist: Dermot Shane

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