View Films Screened at Tribute to Late SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi @ San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI
The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI with 80 films from around the world, kicked off its thought provoking screening, panels and parties with a tribute to Late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who died February 22, 2019. A Champion of the people and friend of the San Francisco Black Film Festival was honored with screenings of films and a panel discussion on prison reform. Adachi was a vocal advocate for change in the criminal justice system.
By: San Francisco Black Film Festival
LATE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER JEFF ADACHI FILMMAKER & FRIEND TO SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
Jeff Adachi Filmmaker &
Friend of San Francisco Black Film Festival
The following short films were screened at The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI Media Briefing at Cinemark Century 9 & XD at San Francisco's Westfield Centre Honoring Adachi.
"Disparity: A Tale of 2 Pushaz," Directed by Justin Givens(Click Image to view complete film-22 minutes. Email: Director, Justin Givens at disparityfilm@
"Neko Wilson Social Bio Video" by
Raj Jayadev & Silicon Valley DeBug
(Click Link to View Complete Film-16 minutes)
Neko Wilson, the first Californian to be freed by State Senator Nancy Skinner's SB 1437 after it was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, September 30, 2018, is pictured above with his father, Vietnam Veteran Mack Wilson. SB 1437 narrows the definition of felony murder.
A panel discussion on prison reform followed the screening of the films.
The SFBFF XXI pre-event media briefing honoring the late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi at Cinemark Century 9 & XD at San Francisco's Westfield Center included filmmakers, Justin Givens & Jeremy Givens in the attached photo flanking Prison Reform Panelists: Atty. Pamela Price; Atty. Jacque Wilson; Former PUC Judge Karen Clopton; and Atty. Jacq Wilson. District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown (pictured) and former District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell (not pictured) also attended the media briefing. Arts Commissioner Linda Parker-Pennington was in the audience as well as former San Francisco County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Gloria Young.
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