The Hanged Man – RTE Prime Time – 11 min (2014), Barry Cummins This documentary about a Tipperary farmhand Harry Gleeson who was hanged in 1941 originally aired as a Prime Time segment on RTE but was updated and expanded after Harry Gleeson was given the first posthumous pardon the history of the Irish State
Ryan Ferguson: Life After Ten – 48 Hours This 48 Hours documentary segment explores the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson, who was a 17-year-old high school student when a sports editor Kent Heitholt was found strangled outside a Columbia, Missouri newspaper in 2001 and Ferguson was later convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison,
Six Americans who were sentenced to death row, share the true stories of how they were charged, convicted and sentenced to the harshest form of punishment before finally being freed. Their words are delivered by actors, including Susan Sarandon, Aidan Quinn and Danny Glover.
After Innocence – 95 min (2005) – Dir. Jessica Sanders Following the stories of seven exonerated prisoners, After Innocence documents how DNA evidence led to the release of these wrongfully imprisoned, innocent men. Free after years — and in some cases decades — behind bars and on death row, these men struggle to transition back
Give Up Tomorrow – 95 min (2011) Dir. Michael Collins/Marty Syjuco As a tropical storm beats down on the island of Cebu in the Phillippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home. Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an exposé of endemic corruption in the Philippines today, Give Up Tomorrow looks intimately at the case
The Freedom Fighters – 45 min (2015), Dir. Jamie Meltzer (Work In Progress) There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas started by a group of exonerated men who have all spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. They call themselves the Freedom Fighters, and they are looking to free innocent people still
Conviction – 107 min (2010) –Dir. Tony Goldwyn/ Betty Anne Waters This film tells the legal drama of Kenny Waters, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering an elderly woman in his hometown and his sister, who obtained an undergraduate and law degree to only represent one client: her brother.
The Central Park Five – 119 min (2012) – Co-Dir. David McMahon, Exoneree Raymond Santana In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that
In the Name of the Father – 133 min (1993) This film tells the true story of an unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill