In the Executioner's Shadow

Screenings

May 13, 2020
Reception at 5:30pm / Q&A with John Ralphing, Senior Criminal Justice Researcher with Human Rights Watch; Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; Nancy Gilson, Political Science professor, UC San Diego
QA Session with the FilmmakerReception

In the Executioner's Shadow casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories - the rare perspective of a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer. As the battle to overturn capital punishment comes to a head in the U.S., this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about justice. 

Country of Production: 
United States
Year: 
2020
Language(s): 
English
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
MAGGIE BURNETTE STOGNER
Producer/Director/Writer
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