Beating Justice: The Martin Lee Anderson Story
DIRECTED BY ANDY OPEL
USA, 2011, 57 MIN
On January 5, 2006, 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson was incarcerated in one of Florida’s five juvenile boot camps for stealing his grandmother’s car. Eighteen hours later, a press release from the sheriff’s office stated Anderson had fallen ill while running laps as part of the required physical training at the Bay County Boot Camp. On January 6, Martin Lee Anderson was dead. Several weeks later, a surveillance video from the boot camp was released showing at least seven guards surrounding Anderson and engaging in various acts of force and physical violence. Adding to the appearance of a cover-up was the medical examiner’s findings that Anderson died from complications from sickle cell trait. BEATING JUSTICE is an unflinching and disturbing look at juvenile justice in the State of Florida, featuring interviews with family members, state government officials, civil rights leaders, student activists, media scholars, and journalists.
DIRECTED BY RYAN KERRISON
USA, 2011, 8 MIN
The director of mindFLUX (FFF 2011) returns to the Festival with a nostalgic look at the hardships and triumphs of a Florida town and its people who are forever changed by NASA’s space shuttle program.