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An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)

'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand, 1923. The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both... See full summary »

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'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand, 1923. The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both easily imagined and terrifying, and we all wonder how we might fare in such a grim circumstance. No case in modern America illuminates this condition more completely than the story of Michael Morton. in 1986 his young wife was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and he was accused and convicted of the crime, spending a quarter century in Texas prisons. His unreal dream was and is a powerful journey through despair and abandonment to a greater freedom than most of us know, but all can appreciate. Written by Al Reinert

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A powerful, unforgettable documentary.
15 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this documentary and have been so touched by the heart of this man that I nearly tremble. How honest his son when he speaks of the conflicting emotions of his love of his mother and the very reason he has been unable to love his father when convinced he was the murderer of his mother.

Justice was not done but more than that, it was deliberately not done. Evidence withheld, this man was robbed of a quarter of a century of his life and yet has no anger...only absolute faith in a God he discovered while incarcerated. I believe he has found happiness again and hope it lasts his remaining lifetime. A powerful documentary. Thank God for the contributions of the Innocence Project and other attorneys involved; thank God for the steadfast faith in his innocence by his attorney who refused to give up.


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