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The Gathering

Nebraska Premiere

USA -  24 minutes
Writer/Director: Micki Dickoff
Producer: Micki Dickoff, Magdaleno Rose-Avila
Cast: 16 exonerated death row survivors

“The Gathering” tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the only organization of death row exonerees in the United States led by death row survivors and their families.  These innocent men and women, some having spent decades on death row for murders they didn’t commit, gather once a year to share their thoughts and feelings, fears and dreams with the only people who really understand what they went through. The exonerees empower each other, speaking out about a broken justice system that makes mistakes and compels them to be warriors against the death penalty.  They know the risk of executing an innocent person is too high.

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RnyVCQgxwY&t=14s