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After Innocence Directed by Jessica Sanders


AFTER INNOCENCE tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated – innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. The film focuses on the gripping story of seven men and their emotional journey back into society and efforts to rebuild their lives. Included are a police officer, an army sergeant and a young father sent to prison and even death row for decades for crimes they did not commit.

This new film strikes me as an incredibly interesting and informative story that we should all hear.  We are part of a society that I’ll admit has a pretty fair justice system. There are many disturbing exceptions to this, but overall I think even I would have to agree it’s pretty fair.  I think it is precisely because of this that we should be so aware and concerned about injustice, mistakes, wrongdoings in it. 
I would like to encourage everyone to see this movie for two reasons. First, the premiere is not playing in Nashville so I won’t have a chance to see it myself (self interest, I know). Second, I believe that, at the very least, these men have earned the right to be heard by every person in the country.  For a couple hours and a few bucks this spring, go and listen to their story.