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The Fairbanks Four
October 11, 1997 2:50am - Police sirens break through the cold air of Fairbanks, Alaska. A body has been found. Word spreads that a white 15 year old boy has been sexually assaulted and beaten to death. Within 36 hours, four arrests are made. All are young local native men. Convicted of the brutal assault and murder - the Fairbanks Four spend 18 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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In the fight to clear their names and gain true justice these four men are up against the system that failed them and Alaska’s post colonial status in this true crime tale set in the coldest reaches of America.

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts