April 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kankakee Public Library
201 E. Merchant Street
About the film:
A mother of three spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. That’s what happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of innocent people.
The explosive documentary ‘The Syndrome’ follows the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that “Shaken Baby Syndrome”, a child abuse theory used in hundreds of U.S. prosecutions each year, is not scientifically valid. In fact, they say, it doesn’t exist.