In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, PHILLY D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.
GPJFF is proud to present an exclusive FREE virtual screening of Episode 1 of the series, followed by a live community discussion with the series’ Co-Director, Yoni Brook, District Attorney Larry Krasner himself, and his former Communications Director, Ben Waxman.
Streaming Monday, March 22, 7 PM EDT. The live Q&A will take place at 8:15 PM EDT.