Via NOW - National Organization for Women - USA - Regardless of what country we may be located in, violence and injustice toward women are universal. This film will resonate with all who care about combating violence against women.
Incarcerated Women Domestic Violence Victims - Challenges for Justice - Film
FILM Website & Segment:http://crimeaftercrime.com/
"Crime After Crime" is an important documentary film addressing violence against women, re-victimization of women, and terrible injustices in the criminal justice system.
"Crime After Crime," the film exposes what happened to an abused woman. In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months.
What they didn’t know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they’d encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice. The outrageous twists and turns in this consummately crafted saga are enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Meanwhile, the spirit, fortitude, and love all three characters marshal in the face of this wrenching marathon is nothing short of miraculous.