On the 26th   of June 2015, the Irish Innocence Project will hold an International Innocence Conference in Dublin, while on the 27th of June they will host a film festival. The weekend is organised by the Irish Innocence Project and headed by Anne Driscoll and David Langwallner. This weekend promises to be entertaining and informative.

This conference will see speakers from the USA and Ireland speak of the plight of innocent people imprisoned for crimes they were falsely accused of committing and that they were later acquitted of. Speakers for the conference include; Gareth Peirce, Barry Scheck, Mark Godsey and Stephen Saloom.

Barry Scheck with Dean David Langwallner Griffith College

Barry Scheck with Dean David Langwallner from Griffith College

For the film festival there will be a host of films and documentary’s to choose from such as; Ryan Ferguson: Life after 10 – 48 Hours, The Exonerated, After Innocence and Give up Tomorrow with a special screening of In The Name of the Father and talk by Jim Sheridan.

When commenting on the event Anne Driscoll stated “This is the first ever international innocence conference of its kind and the first ever wrongful conviction film festival in the world. The speakers are amazing, the films are powerful and the two days promise to be quite memorable. We are so excited to be able to engage the public at Griffith College, increase awareness about wrongful convictions and, overall, inspire hope for a more just world. We hope people will come.” Tickets for the event range from €10 to see a film to €100 to attend the whole weekend’s events. It promises to be great value for money, and can be purchased on the website.