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New Doc: Ex-Con Detectives Fight to Exonerate Wrongfully Convicted

New Doc: Ex-Con Detectives Fight to Exonerate Wrongfully Convicted

Jamie Meltzer, the director of “Informant,” a recent favorite doc of mine which I called “a ‘Fog of War’ for the age of Occupy” about anarchist turned informant Brandon Darby, has a new project, looking for funds on Kickstarter, which seems worthy of our attention. Called “Freedom Fighters,” the new doc focuses on a Dallas-based detective agency started by a group of exonerated men who have all spent decades in prison.

From the Kickstarter synopsis: “They call themselves the Freedom Fighters, and they are looking to free innocent people still behind bars. Freedom Fighters is a character-driven documentary that follows these change-makers as they rebuild their lives and families, learn to investigate cases, work to support each other, and campaign to fix the criminal justice system.”

With 11 days to go, the project has only $12,824 pledged to make its $30,000 goal. With a talented new nonfiction director at the helm and an important issue–since 2000, there have been an average of 52 exonerations a year–the documentary appears to be one worth supporting.

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