In the Executioner's Shadow
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Accessibility: Wheelchair lift available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave).
Max capacity of 550 lbs. Call UHeights staff for assistance at: (206) 235-8567
October has the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the anniversary of the State Supreme Court decision that ended the death penalty in Washington State, and the Social Justice Film Festival. Let's gather together as a community around this new film on Monday October 7th from 6-8pm.
This is a free event and is open to the public.
In the Executioner's Shadow illuminates the oft hidden realities entangled in death row, the death penalty, and the U.S. Justice system at large. It is a film about justice, injustice and the death penalty.
It 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.
As wrongful convictions, botched executions, and a broken justice system inch further into the spotlight, we must consider: What is justice? What part should the death penalty play?