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Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011)

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In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham's three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution's arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham's life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, Incendiary documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on "folklore." -- (C) Official Site

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Alarming viewing for anyone who cares about the American justice system.

November 19, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Highly engaging.

October 13, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Raises interesting and important questions but suffers from poor organization and glosses over or ignores inconvenient facts.

October 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's a sobering look at the danger of fallible people making irreversible decisions.

October 7, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4

Mr. Martin is confident in his convictions. The filmmakers are confident about their science. Justice, this strong documentary asserts, is at risk in the division.

October 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's too bad that Steve Mims and Joe Bailey, Jr.'s documentary Incendiary doesn't reach more effectively beyond those who already share its assumptions.

October 6, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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