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by Indiewire
August 14, 2012 12:33 PM
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Project of the Day: 'Truth Has Fallen,' a Film for the Wrongly Accused

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.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Truth Has Fallen"

Tweetable Logline:

TRUTH HAS FALLEN- an animated/live action documentary about people wrongfully convicted of murder & weaknesses in the US justice system.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
TRUTH HAS FALLEN is a live action/animated documentary about three innocent people who were wrongfully convicted for murders they did not commit. The film examines their cases and sheds light on weaknesses in our justice system. Employing a combination of abstract, surreal animation and live action images, TRUTH HAS FALLEN asks how innocent people could be convicted of murder- what could be done to prevent such injustices in the future- and what happens to these innocent people when they are released from prison after years of incarceration?
 
Production Team:
 
Director/Producer/Animator: Sheila M. Sofian
Co-Producer: Davi Rutenberg
Executive Producer: David B. Fain
Composer: Barbara Cohen
Cinematographer: Tom Curran
Editor: Yu Gu
 
About the Production:
 
"For over ten years I have been working on the film 'Truth Has Fallen,' an animated/live action documentary about wrongful convictions. This film examines the cases of three people who were convicted for murders they did not commit, and highlights weaknesses in our justice system. I have finally completed all of the animation (more than 30 minutes, approximately 22,000 individual paintings) and live action, and now I am in the process of working with an editor, composer, and sound designer. After all of these years I am very close to finally finishing the film!" -- Shila M. Sofian
 
Current Status:
 
Post-production.
 
For more information and to support this project:
 
 

"Truth Has Fallen" short trailer with director from Sheila Sofian on Vimeo.

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  • Tito Zevallos | August 14, 2012 7:01 PMReply

    Sheila Sofian has a long career of excellence in independent filmmaking and animation. Her works are both emotionally moving and intellectually arousing. Her latest work, "Truth Has Fallen," invites reflection about what justice means in a society that is not dealing with a flawed legal system and has failed to learn from its mistakes. This is an important humanitarian message wrapped in a masterful graphic format. It's truly worthy of our support.