The Trouble with Innocence

Yamiche Alcindor

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Screens Saturday, February 7 @ 5:50 PM
Jonathan Fleming spent 24 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Yet, he’s piecing his life back together without any support from the criminal justice system that stole decades from him.  Had he been guilty of the crime, New York would have given him more resources than they have provided him as an innocent man. Since 1989, more than 1500 people have been exonerated after being wrongfully incarcerated. Like hundreds of others in his situation, Jonathan learns that after he’s lived through hell, the news cycle moves on — and he’s on his own.
Directed, written and produced by: Yamiche Alcindor
Composer: Zachary Lavender
Extra camera assistance by: Robie Flores, Brittany Knotts, Chris Moore, Chiara Norbitz, Alison Withers, Xue Yu, Rialda Zukic
Sound assistance by: Tatyana Chistikova, Michael Shade
Graphic design assistance by: Michael Shade
Special thanks to: James Berry, Prof. Kirsten Johnson, Prof. Adrian Mihai, Prof. Marcia Rock,  Prof. Jason Samuels, Prof. David Spungen
About the Director
Yamiche Alcindor is a USA TODAY national breaking news reporter based in New York City who has traveled across the country to cover stories including the protests in Ferguson, Mo. and  the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. A Miami native, she is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and tells stories that follow the footsteps of civil rights journalists who came before her. She is deeply interested in documentaries and social justice issues such as wrongful convictions, gun violence and poverty.
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