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SATURDAY JULY 20, 12:30 PM 
PROGRAM 12

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Pardon Me
USA / Documentary / 31 minutes

Director/Writer: Shuja Moore

Producer: Shuja Moore

Cast: Antoinette Griffin, Evan Figueroa-Vargas, Brandon Flood

Pardon Me is a documentary short film that presents the case for how pardons can give individuals the opportunity to live as full citizens and contribute to their best ability, at the same time uplifting the lower income communities in which they live.

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Forgiving Johnny
USA / Documentary / 20 minutes

Director: Ben Proudfoot

Producer: Ben Proudfoot, Rachel Greenwald

Every month, over 10,000 developmentally disabled people are sent to prison in the United States. Most are represented by public defenders--overburdened attorneys provided by the state. In 2021, California opened a complex legal pathway for them to appeal for treatment instead of prison time. Johnny's case is one of the first attempts to do so.

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Not Worth Killing
USA / Documentary / 21 minutes

Director: Eric M. Ivey

Producer: Paul Zehrer, John Mutz

Not Worth Killing is a documentary short that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Sister Lillian Oliver, IHM and Mitchell Rutledge, a convicted murderer serving life without parole in an Alabama state penitentiary.  It is a story of one man's transformation and the immense impact and influence one person can have on another's life.

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