The award winning film JUSTICE maid it European Première at the award winning
3rd Annual International Black Media Festival.


 Jeanne-Marie Almonor and John Shulman                                     Pamela     Dr. Floella                  AJA
 Writers - Producers - Directors - of JUSTICE                                 Roberts     Benjamin
  with their  three children

Made by civil rights lawyers, JUSTICE stars Roger Guenveur Smith as an ambitious lawyer out to change a corrupt legal system. JUSTICE was inspired by the real-life experiences of civil rights lawyers, including writer/director/producer Jeanne-Marie Almonor. Ms. Almonor grew up in inner-city Brooklyn, went to Harvard Law School, and joined a corporate law firm in Minneapolis. After a few years, she left the firm to start a civil rights law practice with her husband and fellow Harvard Law grad, John Shulman. For more than a decade, the couple has fought on the front lines in the battle for social and economic justice. Ms. Almonor and Mr. Shulman made JUSTICE to expose the truth about the American criminal justice system, where racial disparities in arrest rates, charges, convictions and incarceration have put 1 in 10 African-American men aged 25-29 in prison (compared to 1 in 100 white men).

Some of the audiences at the premier of justice

JUSTICE awards have been numerous they include the grand prize as overall 2005 Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival Winner in Atlanta. The 2005 Dallas June 10th Festival honored JUSTICE with a special Emancipation Series screening and award. JUSTICE was nominated for a 2005 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special category.

Jim Kennedy Director of the museum      Emma  -     AJA - Chrystal Rose - Pamela Roberts            Ellen Thomas                

The premiere took places at the prestigious and historic Oxford University Natural History Museum. The evening started with a cocktail reception, hosted by Cockspur Rum, in the Museum’s court area. BAFTA Lifetime achievement recipient, accomplished producer, author and broadcaster
Dr. Floella Benjamin OBE delivered  the keynote presentation.

Oxford  University Natural  History museum hosted  the launch of the International Black media Festival


The producers and directors of JUSTICE, Jeanne-Marie Almonor and John Shulman,  flew in direct from the USA to attend the screening and host the Q&A session.

Dr. Floella Benjamin said ‘I am honoured to have delivered  the keynote presentation at the launch of the International Black media Festival in Oxford’.

Pamela Roberts, Founder and Executive Director said ‘I am delighted that the award wining film JUSTICE will opened  the festival to mark the arrival of the International Black Media Festival in Oxford. The International Black Media Festival provides an important role in promoting and showcasing the talents of black filmmakers, it also provides opportunities for aspiring media practitioners on accessing a career within the media through its workshop and educational programme
  Dr. Floella Benjamin
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