Lowrider Lawyers: “Putting a City on Trial”, release to the public!

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PRESS RELEASE:

JUSTICE AND AMOR FOR ALEX NIETO INVITES YOU TO SCREEN THE CRITICAL FILM THAT HAS TRANSFORMED THE NEWS:

       Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial

NOW FREE TO THE PUBLIC ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZShexzreLBk

 

Please donate to the Alex Nieto Trial Fund!

(This will help supporters cover parking fees, transportation cost, lunch, and even babysitting fees for the Federal trial beginning on March 1, 2016)

 

In Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial, the barrio community rises with creativity and amor for Alex Nieto. When the Homies discover that Alex, who had never even been arrested in his entire life, has been unjustly executed, they request that the heavy hitters handle the case. Caravanning with other fine rides, the Lowrider Lawyers lowride in a wine-colored 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible to the colonial courthouse, where indigenous danzantes drum out and stomp over evil spirits, and summon the truth into the justice system. A jury of peers, cholo homeboys and homegirls, listen intently to the evidence presented.

 

Using legal articulation, the Lowrider Lawyers begin with a clear, concise opening statement. They then move to critically examining the witness who actually saw the killing and contradicts the police narrative, a dog owner whose wolf-like dog attacked Alex, and the person, who without reasonable cause, called the police on Alex. The courthouse is then magically transformed into the barrio, where the last Lowrider Lawyer interrogates the police officer who killed Alex Nieto. Balmy Alley’s gentrification mural becomes the vibrant backdrop, and the Homies painted on the walls serve as the jury. Substantive answers from witnesses and the police are based on the actual San Francisco District Attorney’s Report, deposition testimony, and other true accounts.

 

Real footage of “Amor for Alex” marches and lowrider shows concludes this powerful, unprecedented type of film. Written and directed by Benjamin Bac Sierra and filmed and edited by Peter Menchini. Starring Homies from San Fran and around the Bay, San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ District Nine Candidate Edwin Lindo, national entertainer and singer Favi Estrella, and Stanford Law School graduate and international development consultant Adriana Camarena. Soundtrack by “Dr. Loco” (Jose Cuellar) and Favi Estrella.

 

For information about the film, contact Benjamin Bac Sierra, M.A., J.D. 415-225-4568

 

The following are critical reviews of the film, case, premiere event, and other information:

 

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlypJz0DBA

 

 

Tim Redmond’s article in 48 Hills: Evidence in Nieto case casts doubt on police story:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/evidence-in-nieto-case-casts-doubt-on-police-story/

 

Click here to read the San Francisco Examiner’s report about the effects of the film:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nieto-case-head-trial-contradictory-stories-witness-police/

 

Click here to read a review of the film and event, “Lowrider Lawyers” Put the City on Trial”:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/lowrider-lawyers-put-the-city-on-trial/

 

Click here to read an article about the “Lowrider Lawyers” film premiere:

http://missionlocal.org/2016/01/sf-mission-organizers-debut-film-on-alex-nieto-case/

 

“Lowrider Lawyers” Live Grand Premiere Show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GH0_WCj21s

 

 

Click on the link to read a critical article about “Lowrider Lawyers”:

https://todobododown.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/lowrider-lawyers-putting-a-city-on-trial-an-argument-for-action-and-imagination/

 

Click here to listen to the “Hard Knock Radio” Lowrider Lawyers Interview that goes from 30:50 to 59:50: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=223018

 

Click on the link to find out more about Alex Nieto: https://justice4alexnieto.org/alex-story/

 

 

                        A Barrio Bushido and Maya Media Production

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