For African-Americans, faced with their sky-high incarceration rates, getting banged up in jail seems always a possibility. Getting access to justice is a problem and being wrongly imprisoned a risk many face.
For Colin Warner this was a reality. New movie “Crown Heights” tells his true story, and how his best friend fought to get him freed.
“I think as we continue to find our ways to sort of highlight these sort of issues, whether it’s through art or it’s through any other means that you can, I think it can lead to action. You know, I think conversations do lead to action and that’s how you fix it,” said actor Nnamdi Asomugha, who plays the best friend.
“I’ve only cried tears of joy twice in my life and that was the second time. I was just overcome with the idea that, you know, every now and then when you’re doing your job you feel like this is why I’m doing it. And I had that feeling come across me like, ‘wow, this is really what it’s about, storytelling and sharing.’ You know, finding the silver lining in tragedy,” said actor Lakeith Stanfield, who plays Warner.
The movie is another foray by online retailer Amazon into the media business, after several successful television projects.