On Trial is a groundbreaking, five part documentary series featuring unprecedented access to major criminal trials in Australian courts. For the first time cameras have been granted full access to the Supreme Court of Western Australian and the District Court of NSW where criminal cases are dealt with before judge and jury. The series features a murder trial, a major assault, and a robbery and assault trial.
Covers the trial of Anthony Evans, a 34 year old mechanic, accused of murdering his girlfriend, Alana Dakin. The producers are given unprecedented access to film the controversial case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. This is the first murder trial filmed in Australian history.
There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of 'CSI' and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the US is in a state of crisis. Forensics on Trial investigates how modern forensics, including the analysis of fingerprints, bite marks, ballistics, hair, and tool marks, can send innocent men and women to prison.
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven't. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click "I accept"?
The Internet dates more quickly than almost any other contemporary cultural signifier. This is what gave The Social Network much of its leverage: that it was a period film about things that had happened six or seven years previously. Swedish director Simon Klose's absorbing, stirringly indignant but also rather melancholic documentary about the industry speared decline and fall of the world's biggest file sharing website has a similar effect. Torrents? File-sharing? The Pirate Bay? It all feels like ancient history. Which proves the documentary's main point: that in the end, a system with an unlimited appetite and budget for litigation won out against the cyber libertarians.