Joh's Jury

The 1991 trial of former Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, created Australia-wide attention and a controversy that continues to make front page headlines.

An examination of the fragility of the judicial and jury system and explores the difficulties of obtaining a verdict for the 1991 Queensland trial of a prominent, public figures, Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

This is a dramatised documentary set in the present day which revolves around the jury room deliberations of a major trial. The story deals with the difficulties ordinary individuals face as they sift through masses of evidence; cut off from the world for nearly a week. The film exposes the inherent vulnerability of a justice system which requires a jury to reach a unanimous and hopefully unbiased verdict.

CAST: Gerry Connolly (Sir Joh), Simon Bossell (Matthew), Malcolm Kennard (Luke), John Howard (Hedley), Noah Taylor (Brad), Penny Cook (Penny).

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

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140 mins
Series Episode
Standard $165
Schools $110

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