JUROR NUMBER SIX
JUROR NUMBER SIX EXPLORES THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MEDIA, RACE, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. PUNCHY, PERSONAL, AND POLITICAL, THE FILM PRESENTS THE VIEWER AS JUROR – WE ARE ALL “JUROR NUMBER SIX.”
Juror Number Six opens with the most racially charged media monster case of all time: the O.J. Simpson murder trial. “Before O.J. Simpson, there was no Nancy Grace. Before O.J. Simpson, we didn’t have these programs that can around-the-clock cover crime and news the way that it does,” states Charles Ogletree Jr. of Harvard Law School.
“This was the ultimate crime story,” Joe Domanick, Senior Fellow for Criminal Justice, of USC’s Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, says in the documentary. “You had race, you had violence, you had sex, you had sports—it all came together.” The Simpson trial also created a national appetite for court-related media coverage.
“A gem … The kind of film Hollywood has forgotten how to make … A miracle of economic filmmaking …”—Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News, June 21, 1991
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