A Tribute to Jeff Adachi in Film 1959-2019: Defender

"Defender" and "America Needs a Racial Facial"
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Join the San Francisco Public Library as we pay tribute to Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

the defenderDefender is a film about the critical role that public defenders play in fighting for racial and social justice in America.  The film takes viewers on a personal and intense tour through the underbelly of the criminal injustice system, seen through the eyes of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, one of the nation’s few elected public defenders.  Adachi tells the story of how public defenders came to be, and why they play a critical role as the watchdogs of a system that over-incarcerates people of color and poor people. Co-directed by Jeff Adachi and Jim Choi, 2017 (70 minutes)

See the official Defender trailer.

America Needs a Racial Facial is a short film about race in America. It provides a blur of fascinating images and video - historical and contemporary - depicting both the division and blending that has characterized the history and treatment of people of color in this country. Racial Facial depicts a visual panorama which encompasses the history of oppression and discrimination that has led to continuation of tension, unrest and anger among all Americans. Written and directed by Jeff Adachi, 8 minutes.

Also view Presumed Guilty, a film featuring Adachi, on Tuesday, March 12. And in May, CAAMFest will showcase more of Adachi’s films.

Thank you to Skylight and the San Francisco Public Defenders’ Office for help with these screenings.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

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