How Making a Movie Could Keep You Out of Jail | Op-Docs

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Published on 23 Feb 2019, 0:00
“Our job is to make judges suffer.” That’s the view of Doug Passon, a defense lawyer and expert in creating short, tear-jerker documentaries to win lenient sentences for his clients. Passon is also the subject of this week’s Op-Doc “No Jail Time: The Movie,” by Lance Oppenheim. Oppenheim’s previous Op-Doc was the eerily humorous “Long Term Parking,” about airline workers living in an airport parking lot; this time, he peers into a strange subculture of lawyers immersing themselves in the art of documentary storytelling.

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