The Jaundiced Eye
This harrowing documentary chronicles the decade long trials and traumas incurred by a Michigan man, Stephen Matthews, and his straight father, Melvin Matthews, who were wrongfully accused by Stephen's ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend of molesting Stephen's son. Despite the fact that there was no physical evidence (although accusations included the torturous use of a machete), both Stephen and Melvin Matthews were sentenced to 35 years in jail. Eventually released from incarceration, both men went into the world to find that the prosecution wanted to put them on trial again, despite a total lack of evidence. Stephen Matthew's story is a horrifying example of justice miscarried in a society of legal labyrinths where science is easily confused with fact, and sexual orientation can provoke prosecutorial vendettas based upon long-held biases.