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Arc of Justice (2019)

Director: José Padilha

Writer(s): Kevin Boyle (novel), Rodney Barnes

Starring: David Oyelowo

Synopsis: Based on a true story, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age details the investigation and courtroom drama of Ossian Sweet – a black man and doctor in Detroit, Michigan whose armed self-defense of his newly purchased home in a white neighborhood against a mob trying to force him out, led to the accidentally death of one of the whites threatening his and his family’s lives and home. In the end, Sweet, his family and friends who helped in the defense of his home, were all acquitted by an all-white jury of murder charges, in what came to be known as the Sweet Trials.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Title changed from “Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age” to “Arc of Justice”. Original announcement.

 

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