Witch Hunt synopsis
Sean Penn narrates this documentary about a local justice system that abused its own power. Filmmaker Dana Nachman explores the story of California resident John Stoll, who was arrested and subsequently charged with multiple cases of child molestation, including that of his own son. In the 1980s, Stoll's was only one of an epidemic of false convictions in the area. Through interviews with those unjustly arrested, Nachman examines the morally hysteric climate that contributed to the situation.