Showing at 07:00PM on Sunday, April 17, 2005
More Documentaries, Florida Films, Special Screenings
Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 7:00pm at Enzian Theater
USA, 2004, 95 MIN
DIRECTED BY JESSICA SANDERS
Academy Award–nominated director Jessica Sanders (Sing!) tells an unfathomable story about the exonerated. A shocking exposé of our criminal justice system, this haunting film follows seven men imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence irrefutably proved their innocence. A police officer and a young father are among men from all over the country, including a central Florida surfer, sent to prison, and even Death Row, for decades for crimes they did not commit. As they transition back into society, they receive no retribution, no apologies, no government support (not even the simple rights normally granted guilty parolees), and not even a clean record. Freed with the assistance of the Innocence Project, the men, though emotionally shattered, turn for support to their families, their communities, and each other through the Life After Exoneration program. Poignant and unforgettable, AFTER INNOCENCE was recognized with a Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.