Mississippi Innocence is a free program sponsored by Washington and Lee University School of Law, SVIP, NBLSA, ACS, and NLG that documents the story behind their wrongful convictions, the path that led to their exonerations in the spring of 2008, and their lives upon their return to the free world. The film uses interviews with the key players involved in both the conviction and exonerations, as well as lengthy interviews and footage of Brooks and Brewer and their families, to tell fully and for the first time the depth of their—our—tragedy. The film channels the organic power of these two innocence narratives so that viewers will experience a range of emotions – some that will challenge assumptions and force re-thinking long-held conceptions about the criminal justice system; others that will strengthen faith in the ability of individuals to survive and endure; while still others will generate shock and outrage. In the end, the film will raise awareness, provide an opportunity for intelligent dialogue, and, in the end, offer a way forward.
There will be a Q&A following the film with Tucker Carrington, Co-Producer and Director of Mississippi Innocence Project, and Levon Brooks, Exoneree and Artist.
Where and When
November 1, 2011, 7 p.m.
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Millhiser Moot Court Room
All visitors should park in the Law School Parking lot. Please see the directions linked to above for a map. If the Law School Parking lot is full, visitors may park in the parking garage at Nelson Street and East Denny Circle. Millhiser Moot Court Room is located on the third floor of the law school. Please follow the signs to the courtroom up the path from the Law School Parking lot through the courtyard.
Please direct any questions to Marianne Zawadzki at firstname.lastname@example.org.