Half Truths and Full Lies (2018)

Half Truths and Full Lies depicts, through documentation and reenactment, the case of Efrén Paredes, a Latinx man from Michigan, who was sentenced to life without parole in 1989 at age fifteen, for a murder he claims he did not commit. The multichannel installation aims to transgress and complicate the tension between fabrication and record, guilt and innocence, and accident and intent, and in so doing, to make tangible the actual lives, stories, legal structures and statistics that underlie the current state of youth serving life without parole sentences in the U.S.

Co-created with Tirtza Even. Audio producer: Elyse Blennerhassett.

Cinematography and editing assistance by Yoni Goldstein; additional camera: Steve Maing and Gonzalo Escobar.