When it comes to social change, art can be every bit as influential as law. Stories about the human condition -- about joy and suffering, promise and pathos -- can help change peoples' values, belief systems and moral compasses in ways that move us forward as a society and fundamentally impact real lives in positive ways. This page is dedicated to artistic expression that strives to call attention to injustice, to inspire compassion, and to make the world a more just, equal, fair and better place.
Each of the men profiled in this film spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Their cases are replete with the worst kinds of law enforcement brutality and misconduct, including police station beatings and suppressed exculpatory evidence. But those case details aren't what this film is about. This film is about the human spirit.
Despite the terrible injustices they suffered, each of these survivors found within himself a guiding light of hope and forgiveness. We can learn a lot from their cases about how to change the legal system. But we can learn even more from their philosophies about how to change ourselves.
-- Sarah Garvey, "Living Without Bars" Filmmaker and California Police Brutality Lawyer
"Listen without Prejudice, Love without Limits, Reverse the Hate"
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