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Netflix’s The Innocence Files

Alex Gibney, Roger Ross Williams, Liz Garbus, Cynthia Littleton, Peter Neufeld, Vincent Southerland and Derrick Hamilton

Jul 9, 2020

How do innocent people end up in prison? The Innocence Project has been exploring this problem—and combating it—for decades. And now a new Netflix documentary series, The Innocence Files, is pulling back the veil on their work.

Join us for an eye-opening, two-part look inside America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system. The first conversation—with The Innocence Files’ award-winning directors Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams—introduces us to The Innocence Project’s longstanding fight against wrongful conviction and the systemic racism that continues to plague the American criminal justice system. The second conversation—with Innocence Project co-founder Peter Neufeld, Executive Director of NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law, Vincent Southerland, and Brooklyn Exoneree and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Derrick Hamilton—gives us a deeper look into the organization’s history and the results of its tireless, ongoing work. Don’t miss these two extraordinary discussions.

Part 1: Emmy Award-winning director Liz Garbus and Academy Award-winning directors Alex Gibney and Roger Ross Williams in Conversation with Variety’s Cynthia Littleton

Part 2: The Innocence Project’s Peter Neufeld, Vincent Southerland, and Derrick Hamilton in Conversation with Journalist and Author Janice Littlejohn

Alex Gibney

Director Alex Gibney called “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine

Roger Ross Williams

Roger Ross Williams is an award-winning director, producer, writer and the first African-American director to win an Academy Award ® …

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus is a two-time Oscar-nominee, two-time Emmy winner, Peabody winner, Grammy nominee, DGA nominee …

Cynthia Littleton

Cynthia Littleton is Business Editor of Variety, based in New York. She has covered the television beat for more than 20 years …

Peter Neufeld

Peter Neufeld co-founded and is Special Counsel at the Innocence Project, a national non-profit organization …

Vincent M. Southerland

Vincent M. Southerland joined the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law as its inaugural Executive Director in 2017 …

Derrick Hamilton

Former jailhouse lawyer Derrick Hamilton won his freedom in 2015 after being wrongly convicted of murder in 1991 …

Janice Littlejohn

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based journalist and author whose work has been published in the Associated Press …


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