West of Memphis|
της Έιμι Μπεργκ
Εξετάζει παραπτώματα δικαστών, εισαγγελέων και ενόρκων που έτυχαν ευρείας δημοσιότητας στις δίκες του Δυτικού Μέμφις.
Damien Wayne Echols
Wai Chiu Chung
Sony Pictures Classics
ΗΠΑ, Νέα Ζηλανδία
Πρεμιέρα στο Φεστιβάλ Σάντανς
Examines judicial, prosecutorial and jury misconduct in the widely publicized West Memphis Three trials.
West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.
A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Amy Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) and produced by first time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.
Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three, eight year old boys Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. All three were teenagers when they became the target of the police investigation; all three went on to lose 18 years of their lives – imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.
How the documentary came to be, is in itself a key part of the story of Damien Echols' fight to save his own life. The film reveals how close he, his wife Lorri Davis, along with his legal team, friends and supporters, came to losing that battle. But as Echols, who spent eighteen years on death row, himself has stated "… in the face of such horror, in the face of resounding grief and pain, you cannot give up … you must never give up."
WEST OF MEMPHIS will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
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21/1/2012 (ΗΠΑ, Φεστιβάλ Σάντανς)