When Bill Babbitt realises his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonises over his decision should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty.
Created by Emmy award winning film-makers Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, this film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice. Hibbert-Jones and Talisman have been working together since 2004, collaborating on art, film and interactive projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives.
Following the screening Dee Hibbert-Jones, Professor of Art & Digital Art New Media, University of California will be in conversation with Professor Kate O’Riordan, Head of School, Music, Film and Media, University of Sussex.