An Agonizing Decision in Oscar-Nominated 'Last Day of Freedom'

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 (Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman, Living Condition LLC)

In "Last Day of Freedom" Bill Babbitt recalls the agonizing decision to turn his younger brother Manny in for a terrible crime. The film explores the life events that led up to Manny's crime and his execution by the State of California. We'll talk to filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman about this unthinkable story and their telling of it (through animation), which has been nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category.


Dee Hibbert-Jones, filmmaker and artist; producer, director and key animator for "Last Day of Freedom"; associate professor of art at UC Santa Cruz

Nomi Talisman, filmmaker and artist; producer, director and key animator, "Last Day of Freedom"