Under corona lockdown, the entire cultural world has pivoted to producing online content. The first online event of the John Adams Institute was an interview I held with the American filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and the Dutch lawyer and judge Bart Stapert. Roger – who has spoken at the John Adams twice before – made the first three episodes of a new Netflix Originals series called ‘The Innocence Files’.
The series was inspired by The Innocence Project, which since 1992 has been working everywhere in the United States to get people who wrongfully convictged out of jail. Bart worked for years in Louisiana as a human rights lawyer helping people on death row. The event was held on the very day, April 15th, 2020, that Netflix did the global release of the series.