S1: E40: Jia Wertz: Conviction
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
*Wrongful conviction can happen to anyone
*Education & awareness is essential
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The Wrong Mans (TV series) https://www.hulu.com/series/the-wrong-mans-6547e8ba-de80-42d1-83a4-135e6f1b014b
IMDB profile https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11175987/
Jia’s website https://www.jiawertz.com/
The 16th Round (book) https://www.amazon.com/Sixteenth-Round-Number-Contender-45472/dp/1569765677
The Hurricane (movie) https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Denzel-Washington/dp/B001W4HQZA
Conviction (short film) https://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Jeffrey-Deskovic/dp/B08F9CN2XG
The Innocence Project https://innocenceproject.org/
Jia’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jiadocs/?hl=en