TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (2017 - 2017)

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TIME: The Kalief Browder Story


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The criminal justice system tragically failed 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial -- two of those years in solitary confinement -- after being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. The case was never prosecuted, the charges were ultimately dropped, and Browder committed suicide after his release. His story and the challenges it poses to a basic understanding of American liberties are central to this six-part documentary. It's a comprehensive review of the case, using first-person accounts, archival footage, and cinematic re-creations of key scenes from Browder's life. Exclusive interviews with a wide range of people connected to the story, from politicians to close friends and family members to social reformers, are also featured.

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Harvey Weinstein
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David Glasser
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Jenner Furst
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Nick Sandow
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Julia Willoughby Nason
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Michael Gasparro
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Series Details

TV Network: Paramount Network
Premiere Date: Mar 1, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Executive producers: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser, Jenner Furst, Nick Sandow, Julia Willoughby Nason, Michael Gasparro
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