AMERICAN TRIAL

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (Amnesty Int'l USA)

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Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. Amnesty International USA is the global organization’s presence in the United States. We engage people in the U.S. to fight injustice all around the world, while we also work to protect people’s human rights here in the U.S. We work at the state and federal level to stop the unlawful use of lethal force by police in pursuit of furthering our human rights to live, and to be safe, secure, free from discrimination and be treated equally under the law. By buying a ticket through this page you are also making a donation to Amnesty International USA.

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story is an unprecedented film event, an unscripted courtroom drama that presents the trial that never happened against the NYPD Officer who was filmed choking Eric Garner to death in 2014. American Trial employs real-life prosecutors and defense attorneys to conduct a totally unscripted mock trial using the real-life evidence, witnesses (including Garner’s widow, Esaw), expert testimony and rules of criminal procedure (the only actor in the film is the man who plays the defendant, Officer Daniel Pantaleo). Best of all, the filmmakers do not tell the audience whether Officer Pantaleo should be found guilty or not — the viewers themselves are the jury. 

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    101 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    New York Film Festival 2019
  • Rating
    Not Rated; PG-equivalent
  • Director
    Roee Messinger
  • Producer
    Alena Svyatova, Roee Messinger
  • Executive Producer
    Ralph Richardson, James Jenkins
  • Cast
    Esaw Garner, Alan Dershowitz, Netta Elzie, Deron McKesson, Anthony Altieri, Priya Chaudhry, Robert Brown, Thomas Kenniff, Steven Raiser
  • Cinematographer
    Aharon Rothschild
  • Editor
    Nikolai Metin