17 Stories of Injustice to Watch After When They See Us

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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father


In the Name of the Father is one of many pieces of evidence that attest to Daniel Day-Lewis‘s genius as an actor. In the film, he plays an Irishman who is wrongfully accused of perpetrating an IRA bombing, and spends 15 years trying to clear his own name.

The injustice in the film stems not just from the wrongful conviction, but also from the ways in which the police attempt to cover up their own mistakes. Avoiding embarrassment can be a powerful motivator, but it’s not always a force for good. Sometimes, it leads to situations like the one depicted in In the Name of the Father.

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