Film “Just Mercy” now Streaming Free of Charge
The GS Libraries are participating in the national conversation about systematic racism. We are sharing resources with students, faculty, and staff to encourage civil discourse and to further educate our users about the recent protests in the United States and throughout the world. Our hope is that our efforts will provide you with some tools to help you better understand and cope. In the coming weeks, we will be pulling together a bibliography of print and e-books, streaming media, and images that we will share with you online at the Libraries’ homepage and social media sites. To start off this process, we selected the film Just Mercy.
Starring Michael Jordan and Jamie Fox, Just Mercy is the true story of Bryan Stevenson. After graduating from Harvard’s law school, Stevenson moved to Alabama to defend people unable to afford proper representation or condemned unjustly by a broken legal system. The film focuses on one of his first and more provocative cases, the defense of Walter McMillan (Fox) who was condemned to die for the murder of an 18 year old girl despite substantial evidence of his innocence.
Stevenson’s work has inspired another generation of graduates to begin their careers at the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization Stevenson founded in 1989 to provide legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails or prisons. In response to current events Warner Brothers have made this film available to stream at no cost, in June, from many digital platforms, including: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fandango Now and YouTube.
Here’s how to watch “Just Mercy” for free to get informed and inspired!