Get Up Stand Up

Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


After back to back non indictments of the officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, a group of young, diverse, criminal justice advocates, organizers and formerly incarcerated artists ban together and set out on an epic journey to break a "Fixed System". Fueled by their personal experiences with the so called "Justice System" and traumatic life changing events, Justice League NYC members dedicate every waking moment of their lives to demanding justice, uplifting the voices of those whose dreams have been stolen and applying pressure to bring about reform.


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