Post Screening discussion with Joel Feinman. He has been a trial attorney in the Pima County Public Defender's Office since 2007 when he graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law. He does volunteer work for National Public Radio and Planned Parenthood of Arizona, and he also teaches trial advocacy at the University of Arizona.
Part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council with additional funding provided by Ventana Charitable Foundation, The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, University of Arizona School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona. Click here to view the films and schedule.
In 1986, Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael was convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he had years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he was virtually invisible to society, a team of dedicated attorneys spent years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene. Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom. (Dir. by Al Reinert, 2013, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated)