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The film deals with issues of discrimination and ingrained racism within the US justice system. These themes come through when watching the trailer. 

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JUST MERCY is a drama based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, a defense attorney, who appealed the conviction of Walter McMillian, an African-American man who was wrongly accused of murder in the United States. 

The film deals with issues of discrimination and ingrained racism within the US justice system. These themes come through when watching the trailer. 

When classifying films and trailers, we say in our Guidelines, that, in principle, any theme can be passed at any category - it just depends on how sensitively a theme is handled as to whether it can be passed at a lower age rating. 

Think about the way in which the film’s themes are treated in this trailer when deciding what age rating to give it. How does it affect the tone of the trailer? Are there any other issues that could affect the rating

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