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The Journey of Lesra Martin

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8:00pm
Old Fire Hall

Lesra Martin was poor, illiterate and struggling on the violent streets of Brooklyn when a chance encounter with a group of Canadians shattered the confines of his life. Pulled from the chaos of the inner city and given a fresh start in Canada, Lesra became a hero when he helped to bring justice to wrongfully imprisoned American boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter. Finding the courage to change his own life, today Lesra is a lawyer and motivational speaker on the world stage.
  • Directed by Cheryl Foggo
  • 2002, Canada
  • 46 minutes

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