Crime After Crime, one of the Women In Film Foundation's 2010 Film Finishing Fund Grant has won the 2012 Hillman Prize in Broadcast Journalism! This prestigious award brings attention to the film and raises the profile of the issues it documents. Crime After Crime beat out Anderson Cooper (CNN) among others this year, and past winners of this award include Spike Lee (HBO), Bill Moyers (PBS), Ed Bradley (CBS/60 Minutes), and Brian Ross (ABC).
We congratulate producer-director-editor Yoav Potash, the rest of the production team and the documentary's subject Deborah Peagler.“THIS RIVETING AND DEVASTATING DOCUMENTARY follows the sustained efforts of two land-use attorneys who decide to take on the case of a woman incarcerated for years due to her role in the death of an abusive boyfriend. It relates a great miscarriage of justice—but also one of heroic legal perseverance, with a surprisingly colorful cast of characters.”
-New York Magazine CRITICS' PICK
“IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE A BIGGER BOMBSHELL being dropped in the lap of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office than "Crime After Crime.”
“...A TREMENDOUSLY MOVING STORY, strong in social commitment and deftly woven out of years of footage.”
-The Hollywood Reporter