Thursday, 16 April 2009

Witch Hunt: the movie

On the night John Stoll was roused from his bed and carted off to jail, his attitude bordered on the cavalier.
John Stoll"Aren't you worried?" His lawyer wondered.
"Hell no, I ain't worried," John answered. "I didn't do this. You can't convict me of something I didn't do."
It was more than two decades before John Stoll was free again.
Executive Producer Sean Penn proudly presents "Witch Hunt," a gripping indictment of the United States justice system told through the lens of one small town.
It's John Stoll's story, but it's also the story of dozens of other men and women who found themselves ensnared in a spiral of fear, ignorance and hysteria.
These people are Americans, working class moms and dads, who were rounded up with little or no evidence, charged and convicted of almost unimaginable crimes. All sexual. All crimes against children.
Years, sometimes decades later, they would find freedom again, but their lives and the lives of their children would be changed forever.
This film shows viewers what the real crime in this case is, not molestation, but the crime of coercion...

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