Independent documentary filmmaker Jia Wertz, Director of Conviction, her award-winning short film about the wrongful conviction of Jeffrey Deskovic, discusses her vision and experiences pursuing stories of social justice and exposing inconsistencies in the American Justice System.
Jia Wertz - Independent filmmaker and accomplished fashion designer with a stunning, award-winning documentary called Conviction.
[30:54 - Outro]
*Books change lives
*Use your powers for good
*The National Exoneration Registration is a thing - HOW?!
*Wrongful imprisonment affects everyone -> criminals are still out there free
*Odd, quiet kids do not automatically equal rapists and murderer
*Creating a documentary is wicked hard
*The Aha! moment is in the replay
*You can't make this stuff up!
*Not all superheroes where capes
*There are NO resources for the INNOCENT
*Government is slow on paperwork and stigmas never leave
*120K wrongfully convicted has a profound ripple effect