Film / Video
Innocence Project Northwest presents After Innocence

Date/Time
February 9 (Thursday)6:45
Location
Varsity Theater // After Party - Burke Museum
Sponsored by
Innocence Project Northwest


Innocence Project Northwest and the Life After Exoneration Program proudly present "After Innocence." The Seattle premiere of After Innocence will be hosted by Director Marc Simon and Wilton Dedge, who spent 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

full description & details:

AFTER INNOCENCE Seattle premiere
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Screening begins at 7 p.m. (Please allow at least 15 minutes for check in)
Varsity Theatre
4329 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington


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 funny cat pictures 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.

The men are thrust back into society with little or no support from the system that put them behind bars. While the public views exonerations as success stories - wrongs that have been righted - AFTER INNOCENCE shows funny gifs that the human toll of wrongful imprisonment can last far longer than the sentences served.

The film raises basic questions about human rights and society's moral obligation to the innocent and places a spotlight on the flaws in our criminal justice system that lead to wrongful conviction of the innocent. The film features exonerees Dennis Maher of Lowell, MA; Calvin Willis of Shreveport, LA; Scott Hornoff of Providence, RI; Wilton Dedge of Cocoa Beach, FL.; Vincent Moto of Philadelphia, PA; Nick Yarris of Philadelphia, PA; and Herman Atkins of Los Angeles, CA.

It also features Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, founders of the Innocent Project which has helped to exonerate the more than l50 people freed through the use funny pictures of DNA testing in the last decade; and highlights the work of human rights activist Dr. Lola Vollen, co-founder of the Life After Exoneration Program.

The Innocence Project Northwest and the Life After Exoneration Program present the Seattle premiere of AFTER INNOCENCE, the award-winning jokes documentary by the Academy Award-nominated director Jessica Sanders.

AFTER INNOCENCE Seattle premiere
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Screening begins at 7 p.m. (Please allow at least 15 minutes for check in)
Varsity Theatre
4329 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington

This premiere will be hosted by Wilton Dedge and by Director Jessica Sanders. Wiltonís exoneration is chronicled in the film and he will be on hand to talk about his experience.


Website for more info:
http://www.law.washington.edu/News/Articles/2005Archive/AfterInnocence.html
Contact Person:
Kelly Canary
Contact Email:
innocenceprojectNW@gmail.com
Contact Ph. Number:
(206) 992 8016

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