Just Mercy, which released in theaters January 2020, tells the powerful true story of Bryan Stevenson’s work on civil rights and criminal reform issues through the Equal Justice Initiative. In light of recent racial violence and the painful protests, many Americans have committed to educate themselves in more depth about racial injustices in our country—Just Mercy is one powerful film resource that both educates and moves the viewer.
Warner Brothers has opened up access to this new release film for free for the next month across many of the most popular streaming services, including Apple TV, Prime, YouTube and more. You can see the full list of free steaming locations and learn more about Just Mercy at www.justmercyfilm.com.
WHO IS BRYAN STEVENSON?
Bryan Stevenson is a Christian human-rights lawyer working tirelessly to provide legal counsel to the poorest and most vulnerable inmates in America. He opened the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in 1989 and focuses on restoring justice within the prison system. “EJI challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system and creates hope for marginalized communities.” Not only is Stevenson’s book a runaway success, but he’s also a powerful speaker. In fact, his TED Talk is among the most viewed TED talks in existence—check out his passionate message here:
A POWERFUL FILM
Just Mercy premiered at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this past September and immediately people began to buzz that the film may win an Oscar. The film stars Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx. It was directed by award-winning director Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle, Short Term 12).