PBS NC's IL Pop-up Preview Screening of Philly D.A. and Virtual Discussion
About this Event
PBS North Carolina, together with RiverRun International Film Festival and State Library North Carolina, proudly present an Indie Lens Pop-up Preview Screening and Discussion — Philly D.A.
About the film: In this upcoming special eight-part docuseries from the acclaimed PBS documentary anthology series, Independent Lens, Philly D.A., filmmakers Ted Passon and Yoni Brook bring you an incredible inside look at the criminal justice system and one man's journey to transform it. In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.
Following the preview screening of the first hour of the eight-part series, stay with us for a powerful and important conversation hosted by Deborah Holt Noel, senior producer/host of Black Issues Forum and North Carolina Weekend. Deborah will discuss the criminal legal system, prosecutorial reform, prisoners' rights, and current events will local attorneys, community advocates, and law professors. Engagement is encouraged and you will be able to submit questions via the interactive chat feature. We will make every effort to answer all questions submitted.
Philly D.A., is coming to PBS's Independent Lens, on Tuesday, April 20, PBS NC, and on the PBS streaming app. Philly D.A. is an eight-part series, exclusively available on Independent Lens | PBS.
Virtual Event Details
Date: Tuesday, April 6, at 7 PM
Time: 7-9 PM
Discussion topics: Criminal legal system, prosecutorial reform, social justice, and equality
Moderator: Deborah Holt Noel, senior producer/host of Black Issues Forum and North Carolina Weekend
Beth Hopkins Thomas, executive director, NC Prisoner Legal Services
Mark Rabil, clinical professor of law, Wake Forest University School and Law and director, Innocence and Justice Clinic
Additional panelists to be announced soon.
This is a FREE, VIRTUAL event, but registration is required.
To reserve your seat(s), please register via Eventbrite or contact PBS North Carolina Events Coordinator Karen Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A virtual link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the event.
About the First Tuesday Film Screening Series
This event is the fourth in a series of five film screenings, held in partnership with State Library North Carolina and RiverRun International Film Festival, on the first Tuesday of the month from January-May, 2021. Screenings and discussions are virtual events that take place from the comfort and safety of your home or office on your computer, laptop or mobile device.
- 9to5: The Story of a Movement —Screening Event: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
- MR. SOUL!—Screening Event: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
- Coded Bias—Screening Event: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
- Philly D.A.—Screening Event: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- Stories for Justice - I am not going to change 400 years in four— Screening Event: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
When and Where to Watch:
Watch Independent Lens Mondays, at 10 PM, on PBS North Carolina, your local PBS stations, or on the PBS Video app.
Philly D.A. premieres on Independent Lens on Tuesday, April 20, on PBS NC, and streaming on the PBS Video App.
Missed any of the screenings or broadcasts? Visit video.unctv.org or watch on the PBS streaming app.
The screening and discussion events are made possible in partnership with Independent Lens, ITVS, State Library North Carolina, and RiverRun International Film Festival.