Originally a law enforcement tool, the mugshot has deviated from its fundamental purpose as a source of criminal identification. It has been sensationalized through celebritydom, exploited by the leniency of freedom of information, and has captivated the attention of the art world.
MUGSHOT explores the personal stories of those whose lives have been transformed by these iconic photographs, and examines their cultural significance and value to contemporary society.
Produced by Public Pictures and Rock Yenta Productions
Distribution/Broadcasters: Syndicado | TVOntario | Knowledge Network | CMF | SVT | YLE | SpiegelTV | DirecTV Festivals: World Premiere, Hot Docs 2014 | Yorkton Film Festival 2014 | Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015 | Festival International Du Film Sur L'Art 2015 Awards: Winner Best Documentary Arts & Culture. Nominated for Best Research, Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival 2014, Nominated for a 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series