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Prejudice Exposed In Twelve Angry Men

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The unique courtroom drama film, “Twelve Angry Men”,directed by Sidney Lument and written by Reginald Rose, revolves around a young Mexican boy on trial for killing his abusive father. It is in the hands of twelve unnamed jurors to unanimously decide whether the boy is to be set free or sent to the “chair”.

Unique for its time, the film demonstrated how a mans prejudice could not be left outside the courtroom. Only Juror 8 (Henry Fonda), voted the boy, not guilty and said evidence presented could not justify the boys fate. Some men in the jury's room stated that you could not trust “those people”. The verdict was to be decided over this simple misconception. Twelve Angry Men is directed at societies broken idea of migrants and judicial system.
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