“By focusing on the experiences of a group of exonerees who are themselves learning to investigate … this project is unique. It celebrates the indomitable spirit of these men… follows a gripping storyline… and highlights the challenges and roadblocks of investigating and proving another man’s innocence. This unprecedented approach sets the film apart from other documentaries that have explored the lives of the wrongly convicted.”
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, Co-founders and Co-directors, Innocence Project
“Jamie Meltzer’s documentary True Conviction was a surprising and profound experience. The film follows three exonerated men who have dedicated their lives to freeing other wrongly-accused prisoners. The men are superbly charismatic, and their passion combined with the film’s depiction of jaw-dropping corruption within the Texas judicial system makes for a rousing piece of work.”
"True Conviction is a must-see documentary, filled with as many happy tears as sad ones."
North Texas Daily
"A profound look at our judicial system through the lens of three men it nearly destroyed…True Conviction is powerful, devastating and remarkable."
Shadow and Act
Planning an event where you want to screen True Conviction?
True Conviction is available to screen at events, meetings, community screenings, and more. The filmmakers and main subjects are also available for presentations and workshops involving issues around wrongful conviction and criminal justice. Contact us to set up your event.
- Tribeca Film Festival
Special Jury Mention
- Oak Cliff Film Festival
Best Documentary Award
- Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Special Jury Mention
- Heartland Truly Moving Pictures
Best Documentary Feature Nominee
- Annapolis Film Festival
Audience Award - Best Documentary
- SF DocFest
- Nantucket Film Festival
- Traverse City Film Festival
- Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
- Tallgrass International Film Festival
- Washington West Film Festival
- St. Louis International Film Festival
- Cucalorus Film Festival
- Stockholm International Film Festival
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
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