Through the Trees - The Exoneree Band
Jeff Marpe, Director
Tom Denison, Producer
Jeff Marpe, Producer
Jimmy Chamberlain, Producer
About the Project
Sometime in your life you have probably been blamed for something you did not do. It’s unjust - you’re angry. Now imagine spending 27 years in prison for something you didn’t do.
Far from a “woe is me” story or an indictment of the criminal justice system. This is a story of positives; resilience, compassion, humor, forgiveness. The very best of what it means to be human.
The five men that make up the Exoneree Band spent a combined 107 years in prison for crimes they did not commit and now these 5 middle aged guys are taking the band on the road.
The cliché of “perhaps innocent of that - but guilty of something” is not accurate and must be challenged. The wrongfully convicted are not who you think they are and there are a lot more of them than you realize.
The facts concerning wrongful conviction are alarming - but facts don’t motivate people - stories do. These five men have a remarkable story.