June 13, 2011
We recently added A Small Act to the DBRL collection. The film was nominated for the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She never imagined her quarterly donation of $15 would pave the way for Chris Mburu’s journey to Harvard Law School. Years later, Chris has become a United Nations human rights lawyer working to combat genocide and discrimination. He decides to seek out the stranger who dramatically transformed his life and is astonished to learn his benefactor, Hilde, is a Holocaust survivor.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.
March 21, 2011
We recently added William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe to the DBRL collection. The film played on the PBS series POV last year and was nominated for the grand jury prize at Sundance back in 2009. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In the 1960s and ’70s, radical lawyer William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the ‘Chicago 8′ activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. Kunstler also represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins.
Check out the official movie site for more info.