Film.com Staff November 6, 2012
If you’re not familiar with the incredible story of the West Memphis 3, get ready to have your socks rocked.
In 1993, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were sent down to West Memphis, Ark., to cover the trials of Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin and Damien Echols, three young men who were accused of the gruesome murders of three young boys. What they found was almost as shocking as the murders themselves — three young men railroaded by a shoddy investigation and local investigators suspicious of their black clothes and non-conformist ways.
The filmmakers unwittingly became a part of the story while filming the first doc, “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills,” and the second and third (“Revelations” and “Purgatory,” respectively) revealed even more damning evidence of the mishandled cases. These documentaries follow the incredible story of the West Memphis 3 and their eventual release.
Check out this exclusive clip from the third documentary, which is a snippet of an interview with Jason Baldwin after their release.
The trilogy is now available on DVD.
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