Directed by Yoav Potash
Not Rated | 93 min. | 2011 | USA
**Director Yoav Potash and Natasha Wilson, Deborah Peagler’s daughter, in attendance for a post-film Q+A.
Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused and forced into prostitution by her boyfriend who was sentenced to 25-years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later her story takes an unexpected turn when California passes a law allowing domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases and two rookie land-use attorneys step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence, all the while battling unanticipated corruption and politically-driven resistance in their pursuit of justice. The twists and turns of this story will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Official Selection: 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Winner: Audience Choice Award – 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival; Winner of 14 other awards.
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