David Robinson 10162016

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Director’s statement

From the first interview I realized those before the camera needed breathing room to explain their years of hurt and pain; their intense emotions told so much more than the answers to my questions. These voices, on their own, shine a light on the meaning of innocence and justice. It is the reflective eyes of these witnesses that demand action… Of course there have been hundreds of films and programs about paid criminal informants, police coercion, the overwhelmed public defender system and the inundated appeals courts, but to experience a story where all these issues come together in such an open and public way is extraordinary. The idea that a person is able to prove his innocence and still be kept in prison is why “The Past is Never Dead” exists. Click here to download a pdf of the full statement.

David Prison Int. 4-10112016

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Jenette McCaster 122016

Sikeston, MO