FALSE CONFESSIONS
(91 min) Denmark/US
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Director: Katrine Philip

Description:

Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defense attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is determined to put an end to interrogation techniques that all too often pressure innocent people into false confessions that lead to prison cells. False Confessions tells the story of four false confession cases that Jane is fighting. Through these personal stories, the film looks at the psychological aspect of why people end up confessing to crimes they have not committed and the consequences of these confessions—for those accused, for their families and for society at large.

Biography:

Katrine Philip is an award-winning director who graduated from The National Film School of Denmark. Her first film, Book of Miri, was awarded the President´s Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, nominated at IDFA and won the European Young CIVIS Media Prize in Germany. Katrine won the Audience Award at the American Documentary Film Festival for her debut feature length documentary Dance For Me which was also selected for POV on PBS. Dance For Me is nominated for an Emmy Award in the category ‘Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming.’

Contact information:

w: www.goodcompanypictures.com/false-confessions 
e: Katrine@goodcompanypictures.com 

 



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