DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 85 Min - Color
LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2
Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (original title)
A film by Florent Vassault
Lindy, a former juror, starts a journey through Mississippi looking for the 11 jurors alongside who she sentenced a man to death, 20 years ago.
Looking like 12 ANGRY MEN, Lindy’s story is all but fictional.
For 20 years, she has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt and no one, in this Republican and Protestant community, understood her distress.
In 2006, Lindy met the man, Bobby Wilcher, who didn’t have a single visitor on death row in Parchman. She sought his forgiveness and became his friend. This friendship shocked and she lost dear friends along the way.
Lindy was the only visitor Bobby Wilcher had on the day of his execution and she remembers seeing him in shackles in the middle of the room, glancing one last time in her direction before passing away.
Traumatized, this is how Lindy begins her journey and finds her 11 fellow jurors since they sentenced this man to death and questions the impact this experience had on them.
Florent Vassault is an editor and a director of TV documentaries: in 2007, his documentary « Bernard Thomas, the secrets of glory » was selected at FIPA in Biarritz and at the International TV Festival in Montecarlo.
In 2011, he directed, with Arnaud Gaillard , « Honk » a feature length documentary on death penalty in the US. In 2016, with « Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 », he proposes another approach of the death penalty's theme.