Heroes for a Semester

( Austria / 2012 )
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Chicago. A man has been innocently imprisoned - for more than twenty years. All appeals have been rejected, and he is condemned to serving a life sentence. His only chance is a handful of law students. At the Northwestern University, several groups of students are working on cases that even top American lawyers don't dare to tackle: cases of innocence without DNA proof. These are real life legal exercises: there is no evidence of the guilt of the people they look after - but no evidence of their innocence either - only the prisoners' own statement.
Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 52 min.
Theme: Conflicts, Crime, Law and Justice, Society
Language(s): English
Director(s): Axel Breuer
Producer(s): Florian Gebhardt
Cinematographer: Dani Purer
Editor(s): Stine Sonne Munch, see all »
Excluded regions: Austria
Heroes for a Semester

Festival participation

  • Vienna 2014
  • American Documentary Film Festival 2014
  • Fort Myers Film Festival
  • MiFF Milano
  • LIFF Luzern

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Production Company: Gebhardt Productions
Distribution Company: First Hand Films

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