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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: True Justice – Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Bryan Stevenson’s experience with the criminal justice system was that it “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.”
In the last fifty years, the United States has become the nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, authorized the execution of hundreds of condemned prisoners and continued to struggle to recover from a long history of racial injustice. For more than three decades, Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it.
MOPA thanks City of San Diego, Larry Friedman and Future Holidays for their support.
Human Rights Watch thanks the David D. Dodge Foundation for its support.
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