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iW's Project of the Day: Doc Investigates Two Cases that Defined Suspects' Rights

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 4, 2011 at 3:14AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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iW's Project of the Day: Doc Investigates Two Cases that Defined Suspects' Rights
Art from Gabriel Long's "In No Place." [Image courtesy of the filmmaker]

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"In No Place"

Tweetable Logline:

A documentary about two stories in the career of one lawyer, the first from Mississippi in 1966, the second from Guantanamo Bay in 2008.

Elevator Pitch:

In 1966 Stephen Oleskey was working on a civil rights campaign in Mississippi. Late one night four state policemen pulled him over and forced him to stand trial in a converted barn. The experience was both terrifying and formative, powerfully illustrating the importance and reach of the constitution. In 2008 Stephen represented six men being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison in the Supreme Court case Boumediene vs. Bush.

By exploring these interconnected stories, the film offers a personal look at elements of the constitution and the law that are often obscured despite their fundamental importance to our society.

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor: Gabriel Long
Producer/Cinematographer: Elena Parker
Illustrator: Laura West
Composer: Adam Johnson
Sound Designer: Julienne Guffain

About the Production:

"I think part of the reason we are not more aware of the constitution and the inner workings of our justice system is that they are tedious and difficult to study. This particularly applies to the slow evolution of the law over time. What initially attracted me to this story is that Stephen's experiences bring this process to light in a unique and engaging way." -- Gabriel Long

Current Status:

Post-Production.

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Production Company Website
Kickstarter Page

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