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Defender - Screening + Q&A

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The theater recommends that you come to the theater on foot, by bike, or public transportation if possible. The Parkway is close to several key bus lines (51, 1, 72), and is a six-minute walk from the 19th Street BART station.

"Defender" is a feature length film about the critical role that public defenders play in fighting for racial and social justice in America. The film takes viewers on a personal and intense tour through the underbelly of the criminal injustice system, seen through the eyes of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who was one of the nation’s few elected public defenders. Adachi tells the story of how public defenders came to be, and why they play a critical role as the watchdogs of a system that over-incarcerates people of color and poor people.

Co-presented by KPFA and the New Parkway featuring post-film Q&A with 50% of ticket sales going towards the Jeff Adachi Legacy Fund.