Cleveland International Film Festival } April 4 – 15, 2018

WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 104 minutes

WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH
WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH
WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH
WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH

In 1967—a time of great racial turmoil in our country—Judge Damon J. Keith was appointed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Lyndon B. Johnson. After having grown up in segregated Detroit and serving in WWII in a segregated army, the African-American Keith would become the judge in some of this country’s landmark cases dealing with segregation and civil rights. From overseeing issues of bussing, housing, hiring practices, and police procedure, Judge Keith was impacting our nation’s laws from his seat in Detroit. WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH is a tapestry of interviews with Judge Keith, now 93, his contemporaries, his family, and those whose lives were made better because of the work Keith did from the bench. Now on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Keith continues to be the embodiment of the American ideal that honor, courage, and truth can still defeat injustice at every turn. —T.W.

WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Related Daily Postings
Justice from the Bench: Honoring a Lifetime of Service

Director
Jesse Nesser

Producers
Mitch Albom, Edsel Ford, Faye Nelson, Sally Davis, Patrick Lane

Cinematography
Reuben Aaronson

Editing
Jesse Nesser

Director Bio
Born in Detroit and having grown up in several European countries, Jesse Nesser has made films that touch on the struggles of many different cultures trying to do the right thing with surprising results. He's worked with a variety of charities and organizations working to improve the lives of the impoverished.

Select Filmography
"The Ranch for Kids" (2013), WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH (2016)

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