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In this smart, insightful documentary, filmmaker Dawn Porter sheds light on the plight of one of our country's most valuable and unsung warriors: the public defender. Following a small group of dedicated public defenders in the South, GIDEON'S ARMY highlights the daily battles they face within a flawed legal system where a defendant's very life can be on the line. Overworked and underpaid with little support, these committed individuals sacrifice a great deal in the name of justice. – AP


June 21, 5:00 p.m.
Portrait Gallery
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June 22, 11:00 a.m.
AFI Silver
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Directors: Dawn Porter
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time (minutes): 96
Language: English Film Guide Features