Philly D.A. – Screening and Community Discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Friday, March 26, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, “Philly D.A.” explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.

This powerful film will provide a jumping off point for a deep discussion about mass incarceration and the systems and structures that can protect the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor and disenfranchised.


Schedule for Friday March 26:

6:30PM – Join us for a screening of “Philly D.A.” on OVEE

7:30PM – Join us for a community conversation about the film on Zoom


Special Guests: Dr. Jashon Banks, Instructor of Criminal Justice; author and activist, Omari Amili; and Jessica Campbell, Defense Attorney with Lawyers Against Systemic Racism (LASR) will be speaking after the film during a community conversation on Zoom.

Tacoma Meaningful Movies has organized this event.

Special Guests: Dr. Jashon Banks, Omari Amili

Sponsors: Independent Lens ITVS

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 60

Director: Yoni Brook, Ted Passon

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