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Creighton to Host Free Viewing of the Movie “Conviction”

Creighton University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Nebraska Innocence Project and the Innocence Project of Iowa are hosting a free showing of the movie Conviction, at 7 p.m., March 30, in the Mike and Josie Harper Center Auditorium at 602 N. 20th St. A discussion will follow.

Conviction chronicles the true story of Betty Anne Waters’ 18-year effort to put herself through college and law school to challenge the wrongful conviction of her older brother, Kenny. Kenny Waters was exonerated in 2001 with assistance from the national Innocence Project after spending over a third of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit. The film stars Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.