Sunday, April 19, 2009

Film School: Directors/Producers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern on Their Documentary The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Hosts: Nathan Callahan and Mike Kaspar
Film School (KUCI/Irvine, CA)

An interview with Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern producers and directors of The Trials of Darryl Hunt — a documentary about a brutal rape/murder in the American South, that offers a deeply personal story of a wrongfully convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Base on an ID made by a former Klan member, a 19-year-old black man, Darryl Hunt, was charged. No physical evidence linked Hunt to the crime. Hunt was convicted by an all white jury, and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1994, DNA testing cleared Hunt, yet he would spend another ten years behind bars. Winner of more than a dozen Film Festival awards, The Trials of Darryl Hunt [was] among 15 films in the Documentary Feature category [of] the 79th Academy Awards®.

To Listen to the Interview

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