CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRANSGENDER INEQUALITY DOCUMENTARY “WHERE JUSTICE ENDS” TO PREMIERE AT WINSTON-SALEM FILM FESTIVAL
Winston-Salem, NC – September 26, 2019 – Where Justice Ends, a film about conditions within the U.S. prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law, will have its North Carolina premiere on October 6 as the Official Selection in Out At The Movies Film Festival, one of North Carolina’s premier film festivals. The documentary prominently features Dee Deidre, a transgender woman, whose non-violent street survival crimes led to a 12-year sentence. Where Justice Ends explores Dee’s story, including the horrific treatment she experienced while incarcerated in a maximum security prison for male inmates and her courageous action that changed the law of the land.
Supreme Court Victory by North Carolina inmate Dee Farmer, central to the film, reaches into untold injustices, both past and continuing
Where Justice Ends is at the intersection of two important and timely topics of social justice — the U.S. prison system and the discriminatory treatment that transgender people experience. Where Justice Ends looks into why so many transgender people encounter the police, how those encounters often lead to discriminatory treatment, and the inhumane conditions that transgender people all too frequently experience while incarcerated. Told through the words of transgender inmates and experts, and narrated by the Tony award-winning stage, screen and TV actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, Where Justice Ends casts a light on one of the most hidden social injustices in our country.
“During the course of completing Just Gender [Zuber’s previous documentary on transgender issues], I heard, again and again, bits and pieces of stories describing the experiences of transgender people at all stages when they encountered the police, the courts and prison. Neither those stories nor the frequent news reports prepared me for the actual conditions experienced by transgender people.” George Zuber
Out At The Movies is one of North Carolina’s premier annual film festival celebrating LGBTQ stories and artists, including narrative features and documentaries. The festival includes documentaries that educate and address timely issues such as discrimination and social justice.