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Just Mercy
Destin Daniel Cretton

Following a true story, this legal drama movie portays lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson. Despite having many lucrative options after graduating from Harvard University, he instead founds the Equal Justice Initiative to defend people who have wrongfully been convicted. One of his most famous cases is the one of Johnny D., who has been found guilty based solely on a single – and self-contradictory – testimony.

This film can serve as a starting point for interdiciplinary teaching with the subjects of History and Politics.

· · 2019

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Just Mercy. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Warner Bros., 2019. 137 min., FSK 12

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices