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The Politic Presents: 120 Years

120 YEARS tells the story of Scott Lewis, a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he never committed. Over the course of two decades, Lewis built his case from behind bars, poring over legal texts, writing to attorneys, and holding out hope that one day, he might walk free. This story traces the emotional ramifications of a wrongful conviction on a family that lost 20 precious years together, on a community shaken by the corruption of a police system, and on an exonerated man who is desperately making up for lost time. Through Scott Lewis’ story, 120 YEARS offers a glimpse into the lives of individuals that our criminal justice system leaves behind—and the extraordinary fight it takes to reverse their fates.

For more information on the film and screenings, please visit https://www.120yearsfilm.com/.

 

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The Politic Presents: Resettled: New Haven’s Refugee Community

The documentary explores New Haven’s refugee community and advocates in a shifting political landscape. It features the voices of resettlement coordinators, community activists, and young refugees from Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iraq, all of whom live in New Haven.

Find the full film here.