Want to hear an unbelievable Canadian story? Let us tell you Velma’s. 


In 1939 Velma Demerson was jailed for falling in love with a Chinese man. Pregnant and without legal counsel, Velma was sentenced to two years in 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. 


In order to share Velma’s extraordinary trials, Gemini Award-winning director Karin Lee is making a documentary film about her life. 


Film coming soon in 2021. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.


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