True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
In the last half-century, America has become the nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, authorized the execution of hundreds of condemned prisoners and continued to struggle to recover from a long history of racial injustice.
For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it.
Learn from our past. Fight for our future.
“I want there to be repair in this country not just for communities of color that have been victimized by bigotry and discrimination, I want it to be for all of us. I don’t think we can get free until we’re willing to tell the truth about our history."
- Bryan Stevenson
The Screening Guide is developed as a tool for facilitators screening the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality. It includes suggestions for event planning, discussion questions for audience engagement, and supplemental content to inform individuals and organizations about the mission and work of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). The guide is structured to help audiences answer EJI's call to engage with the hard truths of our past in order to move forward into a different and better future.