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False Confessions

  • 91 min
  • Documentary
  • Danish, English
  • Denmark
  • 2018
“Would you confess to a crime you did not commit?” A defense attorney fights against the complex and manipulative tactics of US police interrogations, focusing on victims of coerced confessions as she helps exonerate her incarcerated clients.
About The Film

Families and lives torn apart. Jobs and money lost. Mental and emotional abuse. The damage wrought by the growing number of wrongful imprisonment cases can never be undone. Because of this, defense attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen fights for the rights of victims in four cases where manipulative and exploitive police interrogation tactics have had catastrophic effects on the lives of the accused. Can Fisher-Byrialsen’s efforts help combat the very system she must work within?

A legal thriller from start to finish, False Confessions shines a critical light on the dirty tactics that defy reason and betray our nation’s moral compass and path to real justice. The deception and trickery make us tired, weary and skeptical: is the police force here to serve and protect, or to exploit and imprison?

- Shaheen Sayani, Associate Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

Director
  • Katrine Philp
Producer
  • Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Executive Producers
  • Kaspar Astrup Schröder
  • Eric Friedler
  • Boris Benjamin Bertram
Starring
  • Jane Fisher-Byrialsen
  • Malthe Thomsen
  • Korey Wise
  • Renay Lynch
  • Lorenzo Montoya
  • Saul Kassin
  • Jason Flom
Screenwriter
  • Katrine Philp
US Distibution
  • DR Sales
Production Company
  • Good Company Pictures
Cinematographers
  • Talib Rasmussen
  • Adam Morris Philp
Editors
  • Signe Kaufmann
  • Rasmus Steensgaard Madsen

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