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This powerful documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, questions the case of America's longest-held solitary confinement prisoners Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert King - the so-called Angola 3. Just small-time criminals on entering jail, they became involved in the militant Black Panther movement and organised to end the notoriously brutal conditions inside Angola Prison, which is built on a former slave plantation. Arguing convincingly for their innocence, which authorities have used to condemn them to decades in isolation, the film lays sentimentality on thick but retains a raw force. It is also an important record of historical black oppression.
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In the US south in the 60s, just after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, a black police officer is arrested for a prominent white citizen's murder.
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Harper Lee adaptation about an idealistic white laywer in 1930s Alabama who takes on the case of a black man accused of an awful crime.
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