Just Mercy is a powerful and thought-provoking true story about wrongful conviction and racism in the justice system. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as activist Bryan Stevenson, and Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillan, an innocent black man who was sentenced to death for the murder of an 18-year-old white girl, despite extensive evidence proving he didn’t commit the crime.
The movie takes place in Alabama in the United States, but these kinds of cases aren’t limited to the justice system south of the border. Lawyer Jerome Kennedy partnered with Just Mercy to help shed light on wrongful convictions in Canada, and he dropped by The Social to share some of that insight. You can watch his interview in the video clip above.
Just Mercy hits theatres January 10th, 2020.