TICKETS is about the police tactic of issuing large numbers of minor infractions against homeless people in order to “evict” them from public areas, eventually relocating them to prison. This new film by Eric “Roach” Denis—himself a former “street-kid” with thousands of dollars of fines to his name—examines the social, financial and human cost of criminalizing Montreal’s homeless community. By following this issue from the Ministry of Justice, to the streets, and finally to prison, the film aims to investigate what is happening to the rights of society’s already alienated street community.
Directed by: Eric Roach Denis
Duration: 52 min