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A groundbreaking film about life, justice, and the American way.
128 backers pledged $15,335 to help bring this project to life.

Reached Our Goal!

Posted by John Lucas (Creator)

Hello friends:

We're excited to report that that we have reached our funding goal of $15,000, with 18 days to spare!

We want to thank everyone who wrote a check, posted a link, passed a note or spread the word in any way. We are overwhelmed with gratitude.

When John started this film, he worked alone most of the time. Now he feels like he's a part of something much larger, a collective experience. Your tremendous support and words of encouragement have solidified our determination to make this film an important part of the dialog on justice in America.

What next? John is flying back to Akron for Charlie's parole hearing, then off around the country talking to witnesses and others to try to give this story some context. Meanwhile, Bruno will be looking to hire an editor. And Charlie, Donovan, Frankie, and Richard will be living their lives, trying to make the best of things, as are we all.

Bruno wants to remind everyone that although we've achieved something really remarkable, you can still share the link with friends and colleagues -- it's unbelievably expensive to make a film, especially a good one. The current funds will allow us to hire an editor, but John still has travel expenses, film to buy, and lots more. Every little bit helps:

We'll be in touch once or twice more over the next two weeks until the completion of the project, and then those of you who have selected rewards will hear from us to arrange for you to receive them, and we will let all of you know how to keep in touch, if you wish to do so.

Thanks again for your support!

Best wishes,

John Lucas, Director
Bruno Navasky, Producer

PS. We are going to leave you with a couple of images from John's last trip to Ohio, from Richard's welcome home party. Here's to looking forward.

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      Ann Marie & Jay Hebert on

      Congratulations, John! I'm so happy that people are going to see this exciting film!
      Ann Marie

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      Eunice Panetta on

      Congratulations all around! Thanks for doing this important work.