Human Rights Film Series 2007-2008
A Cinematic Exploration through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Film Title: “The Exonerated”
November 13, 2007 – 6pm, Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center
Sixteen years. Imagine everything you could do with sixteen years.
Imagine everything you did the last sixteen years.
Now take it all away.
Sunny Jacobs was convicted and sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit. Sixteen years was just the beginning of what was taken from Sunny Jacobs.
Twenty-nine Academy Award nominations, eighty-seven Golden Globe nominations, one hundred and twelve EMMY nominations: such is the incredible array of actors who have lent their considerable talents and passion to The Exonerated. As a play, awarded the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, it was acclaimed in major cities across America.
Now as a film, the undeniable power of the true stories of six exonerated survivors of death row will engage your emotion, incite your passion, and envelop you in their search for the lost small pieces of dignity and the lives so unceremoniously interrupted.
True stories in their own words. Stories you will never forget.
The event is free and open to the public.