Although multiple versions have been made of the movie “12 Angry Men,” the 1957 black and white version starring Henry Fonda and directed by Sidney Lumet remains the most celebrated. This legal thriller is an inspiration to all those hoping for the law to yield the most just verdict and dahn yoga participants will likely enjoy this story of personal growths and inspiration.
Twelve men are sitting in the deliberation room as the jury members of a case involving a poor teenage boy accused of killing his own father. Depending on their vote, the boy would be put to death if found guilty.
Only one juror – played by Henry Fonda – initially dissents and believes that the boy is not necessarily guilty. All 11 of the other jurors vote for a guilty verdict.
Slowly, Fonda’s character promotes the discussion and the deliberation of the details surrounding the case. One by one, the other jurors are swayed towards looking at the evidence in a different light. In the process, much is revealed about the personal motivations and prejudices of each individual judge. The story is now a classic inspirational film about the power of critical thinking and the courage to pursue what one believes to be the right cause – in this case, true justice.