California Innocence Project Co-Founder Discusses The Making Of ‘Brian Banks’ Film
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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The exoneration story of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the San Diego-based California Innocence Project and now it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.
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The movie, "Brian Banks", chronicles the true story of Banks, a rising football star, who finds his life upended after being wrongly convicted of a rape.
When the San Diego-based California Innocence Project took his case, his attorney Justin Brooks thought it was the longest of long shots.
Now, many hope the film will bring the plight of the wrongfully convicted into clearer focus.
Brooks, a co-founder of the Innocence Project, joins Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about the case and his involvement in the making of the film.
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