Philly D.A.

April 21, 2021
5:30pm Eastern Time
 04/21/2021 05:30:00 pm04/21/2021 06:30:00 pmAmerica/New_YorkPhilly D.A.Join us for CCPL's screening of Philly D.A.! In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/c68cdCCPL Staffgallagherk@ccpl.orgfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Join us for CCPL's screening of Philly D.A.!

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.

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Intro

Filmmaker Introduction

LaTonya Myers introduces Philly D.A. episode1.

Philly D.A. Episode 1

Doc series goes behind the scenes of the election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney.

61min 46sec

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