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Presented by Emily Patoray
Wednesday, March 21 9:00PM - 11:19PM
in Durham, NC at Southpoint 17 + IMAX $9.00 General
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of Incendiary
In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham’s three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution’s arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham’s life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on “folklore.”
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Please join Advocates for Innocence for the Wrongly Convicted in the viewing of this documentary that shows why forensic evidence has become so important to the maintenance of justice in the US Criminal System. The film will be followed by a sort filmed interview with the filmmakers and a Q&A session, in which we can discuss this growing issue of social justice.
Advocates for Innocence for the Wrongly Convicted is an organization devoted to the purpose of promoting knowledge of the growing issue in the criminal justice system concerning the exoneration of falsely convicted persons.