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Murder on a Sunday Morning

This intense and exciting Oscar-winning documentary focuses on the wrongful arrest of 15-year-old African-American, Brenton Butler, for the murder of a middle-aged white woman in Jacksonville, Florida in May 2000. After the police beat a false confession out of him, Brenton is sent to jail and placed on trial. What results is an inspiring portrait of a courageous and loving family, as well as a scathing indictment of police corruption and the injustice of racial profiling. Utterly compelling viewing.

Year: 2001
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Legal Eagles
Country: France, USA
Director: Jean Xavier de Lestrade
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: M
8/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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