Philly D.A.

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Program Category:Deep Dive
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Crime & the Justice System
Politics & Political Intrigue
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ted Passon
Yoni Brook
Producer(s):Ted Passon
Yoni Brook
Nicole Salazar
Josh Penn
Michael Gottwald
Executive Producer(s):Ryan Chanatry
Sally Jo Fifer
Dawn Porter
Patty Quillin
Lois Vossen
Editor(s):Rubin Daniels Jr.
Dita Gruze
Jim Hession
Adriana Pacheco
Hemal Trivedi
Cinematography:Yoni Brook


Deep Dive: Compelling episodic stories

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate of any large jurisdiction in the entire United States. For 30 years, civil rights attorney Larry Krasner wasn't afraid to call out the policies or the actual people behind this shameful statistic. Having sued police officers for brutality and corruption more than 75 times, his anti-establishment antics made him the least likely candidate for the city's new district attorney. But in 2017, directors Ted Passon and Yoni Brook seized the chance to embed with a true radical determined to upend the system. This groundbreaking series covers Krasner's surprising election campaign and first term of seismic changes. In his first week, he fired over 30 attorneys and within a year halted all marijuana possession prosecution. This compelling insider's look at the justice system asks if a real rebel can actually bring about real change. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Philly D.A is presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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