Sunday, June 10, 2007

Better Know a Movie: After Innocence

On the next edition of Better Know a Movie, I recommend After Innocence, a documentary featuring life after exoneration for those wrongfully convicted, and later exonerated by DNA evidence. The film is very gripping, and shows that the state does very little, if anything, to compensate these men for time wrongfuly spent behind bars, and that they, understandably, struggle to regain a livelihood after having the prime years of their live snatched away from them. Some of the stories, however, end happily and restore your faith in the human condition.

I've worked with one of the folks featured in the film on a pro bono case recently, so it's strange to see her in a movie, and also see her emails in my inbox at the same time.

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