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Home > Screenings > Zone3 International > Still I Rise

Director: Mara Joly

Producer: Dominique Veillet

Executive Producer: Brigitte Lemonde, Mara Joly, Miryam Charles

Writer: Mara Joly

Cast: Charlotte Massé , Penande Estime, Steve Diouf, Érika Suarez, Samuel Gauthier, Karl Walcott

Genres: Drama

Demographics: All audiences

6 x 45min

Set in the heart of a disadvantaged Montreal neighbourhood, the six 60-minute episodes of Still I Rise tell the rough-and-tumble story of Maxime Salomon, a policewoman who decides to take four troubled young adults under her wing. She introduces them to Mixed Martial Arts hoping to give them a fighting chance at keeping their crime sheets clean. The idea does not meet with the unanimous approval of her law-enforcement colleagues and could cost her dearly. Can fighting fire with fire finally put a stop to a vicious cycle of violence when young adults are caught up in it for far too long?