Director: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman
Producer: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman

2015 | 32 min
United States
Languages: English

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- entrenched racism, veteran’s rights, mental health care and criminal justice.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Best Directors, SIMA 2017
Best Editing, SIMA 2017
Stylistic Achievement Award, SIMA 2017
Nominee, Best Short Documentary Subject, The 88th Academy Awards 2016
Best Short, International Documentary Association (IDA) 2015
News and Program Specialty -Documentary-Topical Award, 45th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Award
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, April 2016
Platinum Award Winner of the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2015
Finalist, Documentary Short, 59th Cine Eagle Award


CAMPAIGN & RESOURCES
Death Penalty