Gideon's Army
Showings
Milliken AuditoriumThu, Aug 1, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Sandy and Ned McClurg
Stand By Line Only  
 
Old Town PlayhouseSun, Aug 4, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Alton and Kathy Smith
Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2012
Runtime:96 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://gideonsarmythefilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dawn Porter
Produced by:Julie Goldman
Dawn Porter
Nancy Abraham
Jacqueline Glover
Screenwriter:Matthew Hamachek
Dawn Porter
Cinematography:Chris Hilleke
Editing By:Matthew Hamachek
Music By:Paul Brill (composer)
Description
Fifty years ago, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Gideon v Wainwright mandated that state courts provide counsel for those unable to afford representation. With millions of Americans facing trial each year, the criminal justice system is still struggling to keep up. This documentary confronts the issue head on by following the daily battles of three young public defenders in the Deep South as they take on staggering caseloads and work long hours for low pay to uphold the notion of “Justice for All.” An intimate and inspiring portrait of some of our country’s unsung heroes, this Sundance award winner offers a reminder of the hard work that goes into maintaining the ideals of the US justice system. In Person: Director Dawn Porter.
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