The Paradise Lost series (1996-2012)

The Paradise Lost series is an examination of the trial and case of three teenagers accused of the murder and sexual mutilation of three boys in Arkansas. The film documents a media bias during the trial and debunks much of the evidence made against the teens.

The first film, from 1996, was widely credited for bringing in concerned viewers and celebrities who became advocates for the release of the “West Memphis Three.”

The subsequent films followed the progress in the case, with the third film being broadcast in 2012, after a legal victory, the release of the West Memphis Three in August 2011.

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Kapish Singla is a Winter 2012 intern with POV Digital. He has previously interned at Cinereach and Rooftop Films. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in anthropology.