Family of three smiling on a bench outdoors.

For the Time Being

(For the Time Being)

Michelle won’t give up her fight with the USA’s justice system. She wants nothing more than to live a happy life with her husband, who she is convinced was wrongly convicted of murder and doesn’t belong in prison.

Michelle and Jermaine were married in New York’s highest-security prison. Soon after they started dating, Jermaine was sentenced to a term of 22 years to life. But his wife is tirelessly trying to prove that he didn’t commit premeditated murder. She has presented the court with new documents and believes that in time his innocence will be proven. Friends in similar situations, regular phone calls to the prison, and faith in justice give her strength, but hope is nevertheless beginning to fade as the years pass. This longitudinal documentary is more than a love story: it opens up issues of racism and the mechanics of the USA’s justice system.

Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1

Barbora Hudečková, Moderator
Nele Dehnenkamp, Director
Christine Duttlinger, Producer

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

TitleFor the Time Being
Original TitleFor the Time Being
Original LanguageEnglish
Subtitles Czech
PremiéraInternational premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginGermany
Length90 min.
Tags Justice, North America
Director Nele Dehnenkamp

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For the Time Being