06.04.13 —  “The Trouble I’ve Seen,” a short documentary film featuring the work of the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, has won the Gold Award in the News and Research Videos category of the international CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program. CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. 

Narrated by legenary civil rights leader Julian Bond, the film follows the investigations of three harrowing civil rights cold cases investigated by Northeastern law students working with the school’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ). Founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ takes on cases that both horrify us and beg us to correct the record, to search for reconciliation and remediation for families and communities that even decades later shudder in the shadows of bigotry and injustice.

The film premiered in Juanuary during the law school’s Martin Luther King Day celebration featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison.

The CASE Circle of Excellence program acknowledges superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. In 2013, CASE received more than 2,900 entries for consideration in 45 categories by 615 member higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits from around the world. Judges gave 281 bronze, silver and gold awards. 

The film was produced and directed by Rebecca Miller of OptikNerve. Watch it now!