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THE FEAR OF 13 is a psychological thriller, where Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. His story has all the twists and turns of classic crime drama with a final shocking twist casts everything in a new light.Director: David Sington
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(…) the story is really “Can he become someone who is worthy of other people’s love?”. That is really what it’s about.
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“Nick Yarris was convicted in 1982 of a rape and murder he did not commit and was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania. He was one of the state’s first death row inmates to demand post-conviction DNA testing to prove his innocence. Yarris spent 21 years in prison—many of which he spent in solitary confinement—until in 2003 DNA testing of crime scene evidence excluded him as the perpetrator and his conviction was vacated.”
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“That was the day I made a promise to Nick to make the film, and making such a pledge is not something you do lightly. From that moment on you become part of their life, and that comes with certain responsibilities, which I was acutely aware of in Nick’s case.”
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Since 1973, more than 150 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence.
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Statistics and facts about DNA exonerations in the states.
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“There are times when being ranked number one in the world is no cause for celebration—and that’s the unfortunate case for the United States’ staggering incarceration rate, which is five to ten times higher than incarceration rates in other democratic nations.”
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"...the classic stranger-than-fiction scenario"
"Yarris leads us on a labyrinthine journey that has as much to say about the art of storytelling as it does about the iniquities of crime and punishment."
"An intriguing mystery that'll keep you gripped until the final moments"