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"Tells the harrowing story of seven men released from prison after DNA testing proves them innocent."
-- Susannah Gora, VARIETY : article
"a powerful film, It's certainly compelling in shining a light on how callously many states, Pennsylvania among them, fail to acknowledge responsibility for taking someone's freedom away for years based on flawed evidence."
--James Roebuck, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
"After Innocence brings justice to film...Sanders emotionally charged reality sings a song of hope and sorrow, and of faith and endurance."
--Jana Mcquay, UTAH PARK RECORD
"The most powerful and important film at Sundance this year"
--Jason Calacanis, BLOGGINGSUNDANCE.COM
"even-handed but quietly devestating"
--LA TIMES, Review
"a compelling look at a flawed system"
--Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL
"a documentary torn from the headlines...directed with compassion and outrage."
--Eric D. Snider
"It's a sobering but ultimately uplifting tale of the use of advocacy and science in the pursuit of truth and fairness."
--Al Krulick, ORLANDO WEEKLY
"at the Sundance Film Festival, viewers leaped to their feet, many in tears, at the end of the first screening."
--Sharon Waxman, NEW YORK TIMES
"A powerfully affecting documentary...Raising awareness as it raises questions...a complex and deeply troubling portrait of crime and punishment in America."
-- Scott Foundas, VARIETY : article
"For the Wrongly Convicted, New Trials Once the Cell Opens"
--Sharon Waxman, NEW YORK TIMES : PDF
"After Innocence, Reviewed; The most important film at Sundance this year."
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL : article
"Sanders inspires joy in life's redemption and anger towards the ludicrous ways some states treat the exonerated."
--Jeremy Mathews, FILM THREAT : article
"the best sort of documentary there is: it educates the viewer while inspiring him to perhaps think a little bit harder about what he believes in...It's touching and true and it couldn't be more timely."
--Scott Weinberg, EFILMCRITIC.COM
"A strong documentary about people stronger than me."
--Jay Seaver, EFILMCRITIC.COM
"Freedom Without Apology"
--Feature on Jessica Sanders, LA WEEKLY
--Pick Of The Week, LA WEEKLY
"The Trouble with Innocence"
--LA CITY BEAT
--Feature on Jessica Sanders, FILM INDEPENDENT
--Feature on Jessica Sanders, FILM FESTIVAL TODAY MAGAZINE
--Review, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
--Feature Article, GIANT ROBOT MAGAZINE
--Feature Article, ALTERNET : article
"Amazing and Heartfelt"
--The Young and the Guestlist, QUEST : PDF
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