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Philly D.A. | Screening with Q&A

Indie Lens Pop-Up

Thu. Apr. 22, 2021 at 7pm on WKAR OVEE | A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out. RSVP HERE
This event is FREE, but registration is required.
Following the film screening will be a Q&A session with a panel discussing the film and issues raised in the film.  


  • Julie Sochay, WKAR Senior Director of Content and Communication (panel moderator)
  • Jessica Ayoub, Attorney of ACLU Michigan 
  • Jennifer Cobbina, Assoc. Professor of MSU School of Criminal Justice  
  • Carol Siemon, Prosecuting Attorney of Ingham County 

RSVP HEREto join the screening and conversation around Philly D.A. from the comfort and safety of your home. Conversation with the panel begins at approximately 9:00 p.m. 

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system. 

Presented by WKAR Public Media 

This film screening and conversation is a virtual event hosted by WKAR on the OVEE platform. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.

Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

First-time registrants will create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older. Accounts can be anonymous. 

If you have questions about this event or the OVEE platform, please send an email to events@wkar.org.

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