Last Day of Freedom: Film

When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision- should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. The film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice. Co-produced and directed with Nomi Talisman Official site: http://www.lastdayoffreedom.net For educational distribution: http://grasshopperfilm.com/film/last-day-2/ Released: 2015 Running Time: 32mins Awards: Nominee, Best Short Documentary Subject, The 88th Academy Awards 2016 http://oscar.go.com/nominees/documentary-short/last-day-of-freedom 45th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Award:  News and Program Specialty -Documentary-Topical http://emmysf.tv/awards-2/  International Documentary Association (IDA) -Best Short http://www.documentary.org/awards2015 Finalist, Documentary Short, 59th Cine Eagle Award https://cine.org/awards/ 2015 Platinum Award Winner of the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards http://www.spotlightdocawards.com/awards.html Gideon Award, California Public Defenders Association http://www.claraweb.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016_CPDA_Annual_Awards_Press_Advisory.pdf Nominee, The 2016 Veterans Braintrust Award, Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award of Recognition, Hollywood International Independent Doc Awards http://www.hiida.com/jan-2016-winners.html Festivals: Director/Producer/Animation Design: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman Last Day of Freedom is the first film in Living Condition a multi-platform documentary trilogy and online project examining the crisis in the U.S. criminal justice system through the lens of families living with a relative on death row Selected Press: See also Last Day of Freedom Drawings