A pair of attorneys with incontrovertible evidence set out to free Deborah Peagler. Instead they uncover a corrupt core at the very heart of the criminal justice system. Deborah was brutally abused by her boyfriend, then sentenced to life for her connection to his murder. 20 years later, California state law changed to allow cases of crimes triggered by domestic abuse cases to be reopened. Consummately crafted, the film follows this emotional 8 year struggle for the truth.
Followed by a post-screening panel including:
Sentenced to life-imprisonment in 2007 for the murder of her boyfriend following years of domestic abuse. In July 2010, following a campaign led by Justice for Women, Kirsty celebrated a landmark victory that saw her conviction reduced from murder to manslaughter.
Harriet represented Kirsty and achieved a change in the law of provocation as a defence for murder. She is a solicitor at Birnberg Peirce and Partners and a founding member of Justice for Women.
Director of AVA and one of the founding members of Justice for Women, a campaigning organisation involved in high-profile domestic abuse legal battles. Davina has acted as the Dept. of Health policy lead on domestic violence, was the first local authority Domestic Violence Co-ordinator in the UK and assisted the Home Office in the writing of the national violence against women strategy
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"A Must-See film" - LA Times
"Harrowing, moving and inspiring" - Washington Post