“Crime After Crime” (CrimeAfterCrime.com) tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. Ms. Peagler spent decades in prison for her connection to the murder of the man who abused her and forced her into prostitution. Her story took an unexpected turn 20 years later when two rookie land-use attorneys stepped forward to take her case and fight for her freedom.
An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary has earned 23 awards in the US and abroad, making it one of the most highly-awarded documentaries of all time. The awards the film has received include: The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, The National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award, The Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, two San Francisco International Film Festival prizes (Audience Award and Best Investigative Documentary Feature), three Heartland Film Festival Awards (Documentary Grand Prize, Crystal Heart Award, and Audience Award) the Washington DC International Film Festival’s “Justice Matters” Jury Prize, and the San Antonio Film Festival’s Grand Prize, among many others.
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