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Justice On Trial Film Festival

The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice—the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer. They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.

Join us on the evenings of September 17th to 21st for the Eighth Annual Justice on Trial Film Festival in partnership with A New Way of Life Reentry Project. Register for free and view the 2020 virtual festival schedule below.

Pushout film title
Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
Screening and Panel: Pushout, dir. Jacoba Atlas
Belly of the Beast film title
Friday, Sep. 18, 2020
Screening and Panel: Belly of the Beast, dir. Erika Cohn
The Third Strike film title
Saturday, Sep. 19, 2020
Screening and Panel: The Third Strike, dir. Nicole Jones
Aggie film title
Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020
Screening and Panel: Aggie, dir. Catherine Gund
The Gathering film title
Monday, Sep. 21, 2020
Screening and Panel: The Gathering, dir. Micki Dickoff