The real battle is still to be won. That's the power of Just Mercy. It demands that you bear witness.
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson, and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian, who was sentenced to die in 1987 for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.