The documentary focuses on dance instructor Susan Slotnick’s work with the inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in New York State.
She teaches convicted murderers, drug dealers and sex offenders — many of whom have spent more than half of their lives behind bars — how to dance.
Gutnick’s Figures in Flight won the Judith-Jasmin Award for Best Profile at last night’s Fédération des journalistes professionnels du Québec (FPJQ) awards ceremony.
Two Radio-Canada reports also won FPJQ prizes.
Anne Panasuk, Chantal Cauchy and Emmanuel Marchand won for their investigative work “Zorro des ponts” (or Zorro of Bridges). The episode produced for Enquête looked at questionable payments made to allegedly secure a contract for work on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
Danny Lemieux, André Bernard, Chantal Théorêt and Pier Gagné won for their reportage, “La tragédie de Lac-Mégantic” (The Tragedy of Lac-Megantic).
Visit Radio-Canada's page to see their winning reports and for the other prize winners.