In celebration of the release of Clemency, Akua Gyamfi from the British Blacklist (and co-founder of S.O.U.L Fest) interviews two stars of the film Wendell Pierce and Aldis Hodge.

They talk through how their understanding of the criminal justice system in America had evolved since working on the film, how they prepared for their respective roles, and much more.

Once you’ve seen the interview, go to to watch the film.

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