Lizard Productions




James Byrd, Jr.


A documentary about how the murder of James Byrd, Jr.
opened the eyes of  the Texas legislature to hate crime.

Watch the Remember His Name trailer
directed by Rich Thorne and Liz Latham.

August 25, 2009 - Please read:
Press Release:
Hate Crime Film Shot In Seattle
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The documentary film "Remember His Name" focuses on how the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. opened the eyes of the Texas Legislature to hate crimes and which ultimately led to the passage of a hate crime law. 
In October of 2009, President Barak Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act into law which the filmmaker, Liz Latham captured and can be seen in this trailer.

The film will have a two-part curriculum which will be designed as an educational tool to promote much needed dialogue around issues of violence and hate crimes in the U.S., who is targeted and what can be done to change it.  The curriculum will be developed for middle and high school students.

The second and concluding part of the curriculum will be developed specifically for all age groups, and will include a wellness perspective that incorporates recent research findings from such fields as the brain sciences, positive psychology and the scientific study of altruism and compassion. Liz's mission with this project is to begin a much needed paradigm shift in the educational system that proactively supports a student's whole being, mind, body and spirit.   

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Contact Liz Latham: phone: (206) 782-8220, email:

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More About Lizard Productions and  Liz Latham's Other Projects

Lizard Productions
is a digital video production company in Seattle founded by documentary filmmaker and human rights activist
Liz Latham


We’re Here To Stay
is a previous documentary film about Hands Off Washington and the politics of hate in Washington state.

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