GREAT NEWS!

DUC'S SENTENCE REDUCED!

Due to the help of all of you who have written letters, the film "Juvies"

and Duc's attorneys, his sentence has been reduced

by 25 years.  He is still serving 11 years to Life, but he will be up

for parole in 3 to 4 years.

WE'RE NOT STOPPING HERE, THOUGH!

We've linked a new petition below to request that

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commute

Duc's sentence and let him out on time served.

California Residents Only,

Please go to this link and sign this petition - even if you signed

the first one.  The work is not over until he's out

and fulfilling his potential.

Duc's Petition

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"JUVIES" RECEIVES CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD

FOR EXCELLENCE

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"JUVIES" NOMINATED FOR 2004 IDA AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED FEATURE

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"JUVIES" WINS SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR

AT SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL 2004

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"JUVIES" WINS SLATE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AT CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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"JUVIES" WINS SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR

FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AT URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK 2004

Presented by Spike TV

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"JUVIES" WINS JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AT BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL 2004

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"JUVIES" AWARDED US INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE FOR CREATIVE EXCELLENCE

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 2004 TO MAY 2005

"Juvies" is honored and delighted to have been selected as one of 10 films to be included in their traveling film festival.  The festival runs each year from September to May to approximately 50 cities in the United States.  Listed below are the screenings scheduled to date.   To find out more about Human Rights Watch and all their programs, please go to their website at www.hrw.org.

November 10-12, Houston, TX:  Unheard Voices, University of Houston.  Contact Adnan Lakhani at anlakhani@gmail.com, or visit http://www.unheard-voices.org/

January 7-17, 2005, Waitsfield, VT:  Mountaintop Film Festival at the Eclipse Theatre

January 28-31, 2005, Boston, MA:  Coolidge Corner Theatre and Museum of Fine Arts.  Contact Andrea Holley at holleya@hrw.org or Boston publicist Sue Dorfman at sedorf@comcast.net

February 16-19, 2005:  Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

February 22-24, 2005, San Francisco, CA:  University of San Francisco.

Contact Susana Kaiser, Department of Media Studies and Latin American Studies Program, kaisers@usfca.edu

April 21-23 and 28-30, 2005, Mangilao, Guam:  University of Guam

Contact Iain Twaddle at itwaddle@uog9.uog.edu

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA INTERVIEWS MARK WAHLBERG ABOUT "JUVIES".

On Monday, January 26, 2004, Good Morning America conducted an interview of Mark Wahlberg, Executive Producer and Narrator of "JUVIES". This type of coverage is rare for a film that has not already secured domestic distribution. You may read more about the interview at the Good Morning America website.

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CHANCE FILMS DOCUMENTARY “JUVIES” AWARDED OSI FELLOWSHIP

“Juvies,” a documentary film by Leslie Neale, chronicling the journey of Los Angeles area adolescents as they make their way through the criminal justice system, has been awarded an Open Society Institute (OSI) Justice Media Fellowship to show the film at major metropolitan area high schools across the United States. The Open Society Institute is a private operating and grant-making foundation based in New York City that serves as the hub of the Soros Foundation’s network.