Film Showing: «Gideon’s Army»
Join us for a screening of GIDEON’S ARMY, which follows the personal stories of three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South. Backed by mentor Jonathan “Rap” Rapping, a charismatic leader who heads the Southern Public Defender Training Center (now known as Gideon’s Promise) they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make “justice for all” a reality?
An official selection in the prestigious U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, GIDEON’S ARMY was awarded the editing prize at the festival. The film premiered on HBO in July 2013.
The Ford Foundation and HBO Documentary Films presents GIDEON’S ARMY; produced by Trilogy Films in association with Motto Pictures.
This film is provided to us by the American Film Showcase.
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