Dear UTADP Members,
We have been made aware of a new project by British documentary film maker, Will Francome. “One for Ten” will be an online series of short films that will be produced and broadcast over five weeks in April and May of 2013. During that time, Francome will traveling across the United States and interviewing ten people who have been freed from death row. Each film will look at a different failing of the capital justice system in the United States that lead to a wrongful conviction. He will release a short film from these interview every Tuesday and Friday. These films will be made “live,” shot in one day, edited the next and uploaded on the road.
“One for Ten” is intended to be a new form of filmmaking, using modern video technology, social networking and user generated content to create a “Democratic Documentary.” Francome is asking the online community to be involved in the film-making process by providing interview questions, music, artwork and ideas. Once the filming is done, all footage will be made available for free download so that charities, organizations and schools can use it through a non-commercial creative commons license.
We are excited by this project, and though Utah does not have any exonerees and will not be featured in this project, we wanted to share this information with you. If you want further information, you can check out their website at www.oneforten.com. You can also watch their pilot film with exoneree Ray Krone, introduced by Ronny Glover. Mr. Krone was the 100th inmate exonerated from death row since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. He was proved innocent by DNA evidence. Look for them online in April and May and submit your questions and feedback on their project.
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