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: For educational distribution: Released: 2015 Running Time: 32mins Awards: Nominee, Best Short Documentary Subject, The 88th Academy Awards 2016 45th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Award:  News and Program Specialty -Documentary-Topical  International Documentary Association (IDA) -Best Short Finalist, Documentary Short, 59th Cine Eagle Award 2015 Platinum Award Winner of the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Gideon Award, California Public Defenders Association Nominee, The 2016 Veterans Braintrust Award, Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award of Recognition, Hollywood International Independent Doc Awards 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