HBO Sets Equal Justice Documentary 'True Justice'

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Bryan Stevenson

The doc will center on Bryan Stevenson and his work in the the criminal justice system.

The work of Bryan Stevenson, the Alabama public interest attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, is getting the documentary treatment via HBO.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality will premiere June 26 on the network. 

The feature, which was directed by Emmy winners Peter, Teddy and George Kunhardt, is a portrait of Stevenson's work in the criminal justice system, where he advocates on behalf of the poor and incarcerated, seeking to eradicate systemic racial discrimination.

True Justice is a co-production of HBO and Kunhardt Films. George Kunhardt and Kunhardt also produce, with Trey Ellis, Peter Kunhardt, Jacqueline Glover, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller acting as exec producers.

“I’m grateful to HBO and Kunhardt Films for their interest in our work,” says Bryan Stevenson. “We have ignored our nation’s history of racial inequality and the unfairness of our criminal justice for far too long. I am persuaded that if we commit to challenging racial injustice, poverty and abuse of power, we can achieve a more just society. I hope films like this can contribute to that goal.”

Stevenson's life will also be the subject of an upcoming narrative feature, Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan.