Film & Discussion | The Price of Providence
Friday January 11, 2019: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Dwayne Provience lost everything after being wrongfully convicted of murder in Detroit. He regained his freedom after a decade in prison, but his fight for justice continues. Writer/Producer Imran J. Syed visits the Library for a film screening and discussion of his documentary film, The Price of Providence.
Summary of Film:
Dwayne Provience went to prison for a crime he did not commit. It took the hard work of strangers and nothing short of a miracle to obtain his freedom. But Detroit's corruption and incompetence, having devolved the city into bankruptcy, once again stood in Dwayne's way as he sought to gain compensation for the decade he spent in prison as an innocent man. Through it all, Dwayne remains positive, and fights for the life that was almost taken from him.
Imran Syed is a clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, MI. He teaches in the Michigan Innocence Clinic and also teaches a course on forensic science. Since joining the Innocence Clinic as a law student, Imran has spent nine years investigating, litigating and researching and writing about cases of wrongful conviction. Imran is also a former amateur film critic and journalist. He wrote and produced "The Price of Providence," which is his first film, combining his passion for innocence litigation with his longstanding interest in film and writing.
This 60 minute film is unrated.