Crime After Crime: Maine Jewish Film Festival
4:00 PM- Director's Reception
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies / 561 Congress Street / Portland
Don't miss this opportunity to meet the director, Yoav Potash, of Crime After Crime. This event, co-hosted with Salt, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Make sure to purchase a ticket for the 8:00 PM screening of the film!
8:00 PM Crime After Crime
Director: Yoav Potash
Country: USA | 2011 | Documentary
Duration: 93 min
Yoav Potash's documentary is a shattering chronicle of Deborah Peagler, an African American woman imprisoned for the 1983 murder of her abusive boyfriend. After a law passes allowing survivors of domestic violence to appeal their sentences, two idealistic lawyers, one an Orthodox Jew, become convinced they can set her free. This is a staggering account of a fight against injustice and a suspect system still imprisoning hundreds of thousands of women across America today.
In person: Director, Yoav Potash
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
Justice Matters Jury Prize, Washington DC International Film Festival
Pursuit of Justice Award, California Women's Law Center
Grand Prize, San Antonio Film Festival
Please bring to the screening a donation of composition notebooks (without metal or spiral binding) for the Family Crisis Services Incarcerated Women's Program .
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