CRIME AFTER CRIME tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie attorneys, with no background in criminal law, step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when Debbie is diagnosed with cancer. Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded. With exclusive access to Debbie Peagler and her attorneys, CRIME AFTER CRIME tells an unforgettable story of a relentless quest for justice.
Won: Documentary Feature, Best Documentary, Audience Award, 2011 Heartland Film Festival; Best Editing, 2011 Milan International Film Festival; Grand Prize, 2011 San Antonio Film Festival; Best Documentary, Best Investigative Documen
This emotionally affecting documentary will move you like few films. -- David Lewis, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE