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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The West Memphis Three and the media

Posted By on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Joe Berlinger
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Consider cutting out of work early today. I'm moderating a panel on the media and the West Memphis Three at the Little Rock Film Festival that features the outstanding documentarian Joe Berlinger ("Paradise Lost"), Times contributing editor and author of "Devil's Knot" Mara Leveritt and Arkansas Take Action co-founders Capi Peck and Lorri Davis.

Berlinger's "Paradise Lost" screens at 1 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater, and the panel discussion follows at 4:15 p.m. at the ACT.

It should be a spirited discussion on the media's role in the original trial and squaring advocacy with journalistic objectivity, with plenty of background on the case for those who haven't been following it since the beginning, 18 (!) years ago.

Film festival passes will be available for purchase at the venue. Those without passes can attend for a suggested donation of $10.

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