Philly D.A.

Screening & Filmmaker Talk: Philly D.A.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Watch & talk with the filmmakers and Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney who is upending the criminal justice system from the inside out

Join us for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up interactive online screening of Philly D.A. followed by a panel discussion with Larry Krasner (Philadelphia District Attorney), Yoni Brook (Producer/Director, Philly D.A.) , Ted Passon (Producer/Director, Philly D.A.)  and Nicole Salazar (Producer, Philly D.A.), moderated by journalists Megan Kamerick and Jerry Redfern, board members of Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter.

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 longshot 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.

RSVP at the link above for free access with your email address. This is a live virtual event on the OVEE platform, and detailed instructions will come in your confirmation email. The panel discussion will not be available for later viewing. Please use Chrome or Firefox for best results in your viewing.

This event is hosted by New Mexico PBS and the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter. Also presented in partnership with Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Kansas City Public Library.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit