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Sundance 2012 first look: Amy Berg’s “West of Memphis”

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, check out the first trailer for West of Memphis, a documentary on the 'West Memphis Three' directed by Amy Berg (pictured) and presented by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson.
January 13, 2012
Amy Berg. Photo by Olivia Fougeirol

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, check out the first trailer for West of Memphis, a documentary on the ‘West Memphis Three’ directed by Amy Berg (pictured above) and presented by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson.

The film promises to tell “the inside story” behind the efforts of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr – the ‘West Memphis Three’ – to prove their innocence and to reclaim their freedom. The trio were released from prison last year after serving 18 years for allegedly killing three boy scouts.

Check out the trailer for the film below:

Sundance takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 19-29.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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