TThe Ford Foundation & HBO Documentary Films host a special screening of Gideon's Army
An HBO Documentary Film, Directed by Dawn PorterThis powerful film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the coveted award for best editing. The film follows young public defenders in the Deep South, where long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year.
HBO and The Ford Foundation’s Democracy, Rights and Justice program are hosting a special screening of the film with opening remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder. The screening will be followed by a discussion with a distinguished panel of experts. The panel will be led by NPR’s Ailsa Chang and include Gideon's Army director and producer Dawn Porter, Jonathan Rapping, founder and president of Gideon's Promise who is featured in the film, Norris Henderson, who spent 27 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit and now is now Executive Director of Voices of the Ex-Offenders, and Craig Watkins, Dallas County D.A.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Screening, followed by a panel discussion5:00 p.m.
National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets NW
Washington, D.C. 20001