Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Bryan Stevenson, the film Just Mercy presents the stunning true story of Walter McMillian, a black man convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama in 1988 for a crime he did not commit. The film illustrates the structural racism endemic to our capital punishment system, and lays bare how this system devalues and cheapens all human life.
About this Guide
Catholic Mobilizing Network's Just Mercy Catholic Study Guide offers a series of thoughtful reflections and supplementary resources and serves as an accompaniment to this powerful film. The guide creates opportunities for viewers to explore the Catholic call to uphold the sanctity of life within the context of the U.S. criminal legal system.