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The Fear of 13 (2015)

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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

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Herbert A. Fuchs Herbert A. Fuchs ... Restaurant diner
Sammy Silverwatch ... Young Nick Yarris
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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

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15 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Originally the filmmakers wanted to include live-action reenactment of the scenes that Nick was telling, but soon realized that his narration was more than enough to tell the story. See more »

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Nick Yarris: It's a strange phenomenon when you felt good for their leaving because you knew all along you had stole a lot of their life away
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written & performed by Patty Griffin
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Resurrection: from death to life
10 June 2016 | by david-86864See all my reviews

I just finished watching "Fear of 13" on Netflix and was blown away by this true life story.

After being mistreated as a boy, Nick Yarris' young naive life took a turn. He chose to act out by doing illegal acts which eventually led him to become more than a mere suspect, but a victim of backward and judgmental law enforcement during the days prior to DNA testing.

Ending up on death row, Nick, through dedication, becomes well educated, borne out of the kindness of one guard who tells him to do one thing. That one act led to intellectual growth, after which Nick begins to seek aid from numerous officials and one particular person/organization.

This is not the sort of story one wants to pause to fix a sandwich or rush to the bathroom, as it is all too engrossing. Throughout the film, Nick is well spoken, tells his life story with words and manners that reflect the person he alone grew to become, despite having been locked in a cell, in solitary confinement, for decades. Not letting all the terrible incidents that took place in confinement to turn him into an evil person, he, instead, became filled with purpose and vision.

This film is a must watch for all fans of liberation. Please, don't miss this one.


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