Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

A reader tells me of a new film that is being shown tonight:
In his most provocative documentary to date filmmaker Janks Morton turns his lens to the crisis in America's family courts. Utilizing the stories of five men Morton reveals the untold story of how family court processes yield millions of fatherless children.

The massive machine of family courts directly impact the lives of nearly one third of our nation's citizens, with little oversight and limits on its enormous power. It is a system riddled with conflicts of interest where the 'best interest of the child' is often an afterthought.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent is the beginning of a necessary national dialogue.

Purchase Tickets to the Washington, DC Premier

Premiering at The Avalon Theater, July 26th, 2011, Show Time 8:00 p. m. Discussion following film. The Avalon Theater is located at 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20015
I don't know if I have any readers in DC. I am sure it will come out on DVD.

Update: You can now buy the DVD for $15.


Anonymous said...

I will check that out.

Have you seen ‘Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father’?

Highly recommend it. Tragic story that again exposes how corrupt family court is (as well as criminal court). Based on a true story, I highly suggest *not* reading anything about it other than they summary before watching it.

"Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's poignant tribute to his murdered childhood friend, Andrew Bagby, tells the story of a child custody battle between the baby's grieving grandparents and Shirley Turner, Bagby's pregnant ex-girlfriend and suspected killer. Initially, Kuenne made this documentary as a memorial for Andrew's loved ones, but it morphs into an emotional legal odyssey when Turner goes free on bail and is allowed to raise her son."

Anonymous said...

p.s. It's available on Netflix streaming, and probably other online streaming providers like Amazon, Hulu, etc.