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Another Sunnylands Classroom film honored with CINE awards

Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company, a documentary that follows the path of Thaddeus Edmonson to the U.S. Supreme Court where the Justices ruled that under the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause parties in civil cases cannot reject potential jurors on the basis of their race, has been honored with a fall 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Award and a 2011 CINE Special Jury Award. The CINE organization honors excellence in the film, television, and new media industry. Its Special Jury Award winners are selected by CINE’s Board of Directors as the best production in each of CINE’s 32 categories.

Produced by the Documentary Group of New York, the film is a program of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, which distributed Edmonson nationally along with other educational materials in advance of Constitution Day, September 17, 2010 as part of an ongoing initiative in partnership with the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics