Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defence attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is determined to put an end to interrogation techniques that all too often pressure innocent people into false confessions. The film follows four of her cases, all involving false confessions, and examines the psychological aspect of how people end up confessing to crimes they have not committed and the consequences of these confessions – for those accused, for their families and for society at large.
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False Confessions, False Confessions
USA, Crimes, , , Interrogation, , Lies, Confessions, , 2010-2019
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Winner of the Special Jury Award at Los Angeles Film Festival and the Audience Award at CPH:DOX. Katrine Philp premiered her last film, the children's documentary 'Home Sweet Home' (2015), at IDFA. Her debut film, 'Dance for Me' (2012), screened at IDFA and was nominated for an Emmy.
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