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Dear Mandela - A Story of South Africa's Postapartheid Generation
When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. DEAR MANDELA follows their journey from their shacks…
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for…
Borderline: The People vs. Eunice Baker
BORDERLINE is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Eunice Baker, a borderline mentally retarded woman who was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering a young child, despite evidence that the death was accidental. After…
Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the…
Holy Man - A Wrongly Imprisoned Native American Man
This is the story of Douglas White, an 89 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making…
The Prosecutors: In Pursuit of Justice - Season 1
The prosecuting attorney is the most powerful official in the criminal courts. As such, an effective prosecutor must have an encyclopedic knowledge of the intricate structure and history of the law. However, beyond his role as a legal scholar, the…
13 videos
Saving Andrew Mallard
70 year old Grace Mallard refuses to believe her son Andrew is guilty of murder. 11 years ago Andrew was put away for life for the murder of a local jeweler. Over the course of a decade, Grace and her…
Secrets of the Jury Room
Enter the normally closed world of the jury room to discover how juries really work.In Secrets of the Jury Room, two juries decide the fate of the accused in a murder case.The case is fictional, but highly realistic. On trial…
Michael Kirby: Don't Forget the Justice Bit
Michael Kirby was recently listed by the Bulletin magazine as one of the top ten creative minds, then again in the top 100 of the most influential Australians of all time and more recently Who Weekly put him as one…
The Reckoning - The Battle for the International Criminal Court
Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities that convulsed the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC)--the first permanent, independent (treaty based) international criminal court created to prosecute perpetrators (no…
Stop - Challenging NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Policies
For the past several years, stop & frisk in New York City has been front-page news. It has stirred passions, sown division, inspired social activism, and led to a monumental change in New York City's understanding of policing and its…
Legal Briefs Series
In a series of short episodes Lizzie O'Shea talks to Australia's top legal minds. She takes you into the courts, and the places where our law is made. Clip #1: "Legal Briefs - What is the Law?" - Clip #2:…
10 videos
Tehlirian on Trial - The Murder of One of the Architects of the Armenian Genocide
A fascinating story of conspiracy and revenge. On March 15, 1921, Armenian student Soghomon Tehlirian walked up to Talat Pasha, the former ruler of the Ottoman Empire, and shot him in the head. There were numerous witnesses and everyone expected…
Every Family's Nightmare
This is the shocking inside story of a family's fight to free their 15-year-old son after he is wrongly accused of rape. A horrifying tale of lies, deception and the high cost of justice, Every Family's Nightmare raises questions about…
School Prayer: A Community at War
A Mississippi mother of six sues her local school district to remove intercom prayer and Bible classes from the public schools. Christian community members rally against her to protect their time-honored tradition of religious practices in the schools. Both sides…
The Prosecutors: In Pursuit of Justice - Season 2
The prosecuting attorney is the most powerful official in the criminal courts. As such, an effective prosecutor must have an encyclopedic knowledge of the intricate structure and history of the law. However, beyond his role as a legal scholar, the…
18 videos
Other People's Footage - Copyright and Fair Use
This film explores the three questions crucial to determining fair use exemptions and presents illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music and sound from other individuals' creations--without permission or paying fees. Through on-camera interviews…
Dictator in the Dock
The Dictator in the Dock short film series brings viewers into the courtroom as former dictator General Efrain Rios Montt stands trial for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala. This historic case marked the first time, anywhere in the…
Big Boys Gone Bananas
What is the impact on freedom of speech and the press when a big corporation attempts to suppress criticism and manipulate the media? Documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten found out when he debuted his previous film, BANANAS!, which portrays the struggle…
2 videos
Noel Field - The Fictitious Spy
American Noel Field was a key player in the trials following the World War Two in Eastern Europe. He was secretly imprisoned between 1949 and 1955, but remained in Hungary after his release. What was the secret of Noel Field?