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The ultimate penalty

The ultimate penalty

The human cost of the death penalty in America comes in for timely, gripping examination in The Ultimate Penalty, the vital new documentary from British filmmakers Will Francome, Mark Pizzey & Laura Shacham. Embedding themselves in the stories of three fascinating people affected by the American capital punishment system, the filmmakers follow the stories of a man wrongly convicted who spent 15 years on death row; a lawyer fighting against increasingly inhumane, botched executions; and a mother battling against the state’s pursuit of the death penalty for her daughter’s murderer. With recent controversial news about executions across the USA, and support for the death penalty at an all-time low, The Ultimate Penalty is a riveting, forensic examination of the weightiest of issues.

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