Monday, October 5, 2009

Mini Video Documentary on John's Case

Mini Video Documentary on John's Case

Check out the following two videos, which are a trailer or mini-documentary made about John Moore's case by Ottawa-based filmmaker Samantha Pollock...she using these as a basis to seek funding for a full-length documentary.

The full information from the first of the videos:

The first of two parts to a Trailer/ Mini Doc about Ojibwe man, John Caleb Moore's fight for exoneration.

John Moore was convicted of second degree murder for the death of Sault Ste. Marie taxi driver Donald Lanthier.

He spent 10 years in prison, though it is acknolwedged that he was not present at the scene of the murder and two other men were charged with second and first degree counts of murder for stabbing and strangling Lanthier. John and his supporters believe John's story is one of terrible injustice and example of a long standing systemic issue - institutional racism towards aboriginal people in Canada.

This film was produced, written, edited and filmed by Samantha Pollock. A full length film is in the works.

Thandi Fletcher and Brier Dodge were present during the production of this film, and aided in some of the filming.

Please contact Samantha with any information, interest, or insight into the issues raised in this film, or if you are interested in taking part in the full length production.

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