2009-2010 Documenting Justice Class


The fourth annual Documenting Justice Screening drew an audience of nearly 1,000, including UA students, faculty and staff, community leaders, friends and family of the filmmakers, and participants in the films.

The following films debuted at the fourth annual screening:

Growing Up in Prison: Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole examines circumstances surrounding the sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole, and the question of whether punishment ever goes too far (Sydney Prather; Joshua Sahib).

Fixing the Road profiles a small community in rural Alabama where 10 individuals rethink the American Dream and find just what they need for a life well-lived (Linn Groft; Will Schildknecht).

Good Neighbors looks at perceptions of safety, community and development in two neighborhoods living side by side, but separated by a barbed-wire fence (Sarah McDermott; Adam Weinstein).

In Brilliant focuses on the small town of Brilliant, Alabama, where two high-school seniors think about the future and whether they will stay or leave their hometown (Henry Busby; Bruce Henry).

A Certain Kind examines the physician shortage in rural Alabama and difficulties in doctor recruitment, specifically in Wilcox County, where there is one physician for every 4,667 people (Caitlin Looney; Carly Palmour).