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Crime after crime / Ro*co Films International ; a Life Sentence Films LLC production ; produced & directed by Yoav Potash.

Potash, Yoav, (producer,, director.). Winfrey, Oprah (on-screen presenter.). O'Donnell, Rosie, (on-screen presenter.). Peagler, Debbie, 1959-2010 (Added Author). Costa, Nadia. (Added Author). Saffran, Joshua. (Added Author). Carpenter, Jaymee, (composer.). Life Sentence Films. (Added Author). Ro*co Films International. (Added Author). Virgil Films. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

OWN documentary club.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD 345.3656 CRIME (Text) 37500003750318 Movies Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DOCUMENTARY CRIM (Text) 39231032350890 Audiovisual Collection Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL VD EDU 345.365 CRI (Text) 30419101302236 Video Disc Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York : Virgil Films, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2011.
Special features: special introduction from Oprah and Rosie O'Donnell; extented scenes; "Crime after crime in context" featurette; Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival; film crew bios; musician bios; Debbie's campaign; awards; press; OWN Doc Club "Sizzle reel."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Ben Ferrer and Yoav Potash ; editing, Yoav Potash and Frank Giraffe ; consulting producer, Gail Dolgin ; consulting editor ; Aaron I. Butler ; associate producers, Shira Potash, Melissa Schulman ; original score, Jaymee Carpenter ; music supervision, Jaymee Carpenter, Yoav Potash.
Participant or Performer Note:
Introduction, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell ; participants, Deborah Peagler, Nadia Costa.
Summary, etc.:
In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, California passed a law allowing incarcerated domestic violence survivors to reopen their cases. This documentary follows two attorneys who take Debbie's case and strive to attain testimonies of long lost witnesses, proof of perjured evidence, and new testimonies from the men who committed the murder.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
National Board of Review, Freedom of Expression Award; San Francisco International Film Festival, Audience Award; Heartland Film Festival, Best Documentary, Grand Prize; Sundance Film Festival 2011, official selection.
Subject: Peagler, Debbie, 1959-2010.
Central California Women's Facility.
Women prisoners > California > Biography.
Prisoners > California > Biography.
Abused women > California > Biography.
Judicial error > California > Case studies.
Appellate procedure > California > Case studies.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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