Expected to Attend: Dawn Porter

Gideon’s Army follows Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon vs. Wainwright ruling established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make “justice for all” a reality? Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films. 

DOC NYC will admit AMPAS members and a guest to any film screening in the festival’s “Short List” section, space permitting. AMPAS members will need to present their membership card at the box office to claim a ticket. 


Co-presented with the Black Documentary Collective.



The Short List section is co-presented by Netflix


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Producer: Dawn Porter & Julie Goldman
Cinematographer: Chris Hilleke
Editor: Matt Hamachek
Music: Paul Brill
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: English
Country: USA