Crime After Crime

Tue, April 29, 2014 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Free Screening followed by a conversation with Joshua Safran & Yoav Potash

Presented by

Film Screening & Conversation

Presented by the Center for Domestic Peace

CRIME AFTER CRIME is the exclusive documentary film on the dramatic legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her.

Over 26 years in prison could not crush the spirit of this determined African-American woman. Despite suffering many injustices and abuses, she remains an inspiring and upbeat individual, leading the gospel choir and teaching other inmates to read and write while behind bars. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case.

Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when the case becomes a matter of life and death.

Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded. With exclusive access to Debbie Peagler and her attorneys, CRIME AFTER CRIME tells an unforgettable story of a relentless quest for justice.

-San Francisco Chronicle

-The Los Angeles Times


Registration: This is a FREE event BUT to guarantee a seat please REGISTER in advance.  Registrants will be seating first.  

Screening of documentary: Crime After Crime

Doors open: 6:15pm

Screening: 7:00pm

Followed by moderated conversation

Guests including featured attorney & film director
General Admission: first come, first served
Concessions of coffee/teas and snacks available for purchase



Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, speaker, and occasional rabbi, and was featured in the award-winning documentary CRIME AFTER CRIME, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and had its television debut as part of The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)’s Documentary Film Club. He is a nationally recognized champion for women’s rights and a zealous advocate for survivors of domestic violence and the wrongfully imprisoned. For his work, he has received national media coverage and numerous awards.

 For over 12 years, Yoav Potash has produced award-winning narrative and documentary films that have aired on PBS and have screened at film festivals worldwide.  In addition to founding Summit Pictures, he also founded the production company Life Sentence Films LLC, specifically to produce prison-related documentaries. His feature documentary CRIME AFTER CRIME is an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. 

An Apple-certified instructor, Potash regularly teaches professional seminars for institutions such as Bay Area Video Coalition, the University of San Francisco, Film Arts Foundation, the National Black Programming Consortium, Stanford University, and the Academy of Art University.

His work has been published and reviewed in publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, The Contra Costa County Times, The Berkeley Voice, Bay Area Times, The J., Digital Video Magazine, MovieMaker Magazine, and Independent Film & Video Monthly.

Potash graduated with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996.

About the Center for Domestic Peace: The Center for Domestic Peace mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists, creating greater safety, justice and equality. Home of Marin Abused Women’s Services, Center for Domestic Peace offers a comprehensive range of support services including: emergency shelter, short- and long-term transitional housing, advocacy, legal referrals, and programs that offer individuals concrete ways to end their violence. We served over 4,500 individuals last year alone! www.centerfordomesticpeace.org