Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell
HBO’s documentary film « True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality » premiered on June 24, 2019 at SVA Theater in New York City.
TRUE JUSTICE is an intimate portrait of public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, the acclaimed criminal justice lawyer, New York Times best-selling author of Just Mercy and founder of The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL.
Bryan Stevenson has been working for over 30 years to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged. The film follows the personal journey of Stevenson’s life and career (including his early influences and experiences as a capital defense attorney) –particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism – and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration.