WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH
Running Time: 104min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award
The career of Damon Jerome Keith is among the most remarkable in the annals of American justice. This unconventional, Detroit-born judge was once a janitor, and his personal struggles, like several of his high-profile rulings, resonate with our ongoing conversation about civil rights.
Walk With Me focuses on four highly fraught cases that appeared on Keith’s docket, all of which concerned discriminatory practices within the realms of housing, education, employment and law enforcement. Keith’s decisions placed him in precarious opposition to angry crowds, corporate America, the KKK and a certain former President. Keith’s life and work, which, now more than ever, deserves to be reckoned with—and celebrated.
This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Florida Focus Film Category
Presented in collaboration with University of Miami School of Law.
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Director: Jesse Nesser
Producer: Patrick Lane, Sally Davis, Jack Rossiter Munley, Jesse Nesser
Executive Producer: Mitch Albom, Edsel Ford, Faye Nelson
Music: Matan Rubinstein
Cinematographer: Reuben Aaronson
Editor: Jesse Nessser