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Director: Jamie Meltzer | Producer: David Alvarado, Kate McLean, Michael May | Editor: Jeff Gilbert | Composer: Joshua Abrams | Cinematographer: David Alvarado | USA / 2017 / 84 min / Documentary
Jamie Meltzer in attendance.
About the Film
After serving jail time for more than a decade for a murder he didn’t commit, Christopher Scott was exonerated. Seeking to make sense of his experience, he joins forces with fellow exonerees Steven Phillips and Johnnie Lindsey to start a detective agency. Their mission: to find other wrongfully convicted prisoners, investigate their cases, and prove their innocence. Director Jamie Meltzer follows these determined men as they struggle to make a difference on the outside.
About the Filmmaker
Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. True Conviction (2017), is a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a MacArthur grant. Informant (2012), about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant, was released in theaters in the US and Canada in Fall 2013 by Music Box Films and KinoSmith. Previous films include: Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), about the shadowy world of song-poems, Welcome to Nollywood (2007), an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry, and La Caminata (2009), a short film about a small town in Mexico that runs a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction. He teaches and is the Program Director of the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film at Stanford University.