THE SENTENCE OF MICHAEL THOMPSON
Documentary Short | 25 minutes

HIFF 2022

Short Film

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10/09/22 - 2:00 PM
East Hampton UA5

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Directed by
Kyle Thrash, Haley Elizabeth Anderson

Produced by
W. Ian Ross, Kyle Thrash

2022 | English | USA

Convicted in 1994 for selling cannabis, Michael Thompson was the longest-serving nonviolent offender in Michigan history. After the state legalizes the substance, his daughter and his lawyer fight for his clemency, revealing the harmful ramifications of the war on drugs. 


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