West of Memphis
- New Zealand/USA
- 147 min
- Directed by: Amy Berg
- UK release: 21 December 2012
Documentary about three Arkansas teenagers convicted in 1993 of a horrendous child murder, subsequent revelations of a serious miscarriage of justice, and the ensuing appeals against the convictions. Diligent, complex and justly indignant, but director Berg oddly fails to acknowledge previous documentaries which helped draw the case to public attention.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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West of Memphis3 Jan 2013
A diligent, complex and justly indignant documentary about a grisly triple murder case
The triple murder of Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in Arkansas in 1993 was one of those crimes that’s liable to make you lose the will to be part of the human race if you dwell on it too much – and that’s before you even get to the…
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