Laurence Ralph's "The Torture Letters" has been selected by American Film Institute FEST

Oct. 6, 2020

Torture Letters Film
Laurence Ralph's The Torture Letters will showcase as part of “Meet the Press Film Festival at American Film Institute FEST” (October 15–22). A partnership with NBC’s Meet the Press, this showcase of short documentaries features a wide range of compelling stories, and highlights some of the most pressing issues facing our society. Each shorts program has a Q&A moderated by an NBC News journalist. AFI champions progress in visual storytelling to empower storytellers, inspire story lovers, and further the limitless power of the moving image.


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American Film Institute FEST 2020 presented by Audi.

Laurence Ralph created the film as part of “Policing Urban America,” a Humanities Council David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project that builds on over a decade of his research.

Film edited by Jeffrey Himpele, director of the VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization.