Free virtual screening and discussion of The Penalty

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10/18/2020 - 1:00pm
10/18/2020 - 3:00pm

In honor of World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International Group 137 invites you to join us for a free virtual screening of the documentary film, The Penalty, on Sunday, October 18th, at 1 pm. We are excited to announce that Will Francome, director, and Laura Shacham, producer, will join us to introduce the film and conduct a Q&A afterward. Register for the event at to reserve a spot. We will send Zoom info to all registrants prior to the screening.

The Penalty follows three people caught in the crosshairs of capital punishment and the political landscape that could decide their fate. Going behind the scenes of some of the biggest headlines in the history of America's death penalty, the film follows the lethal injection protocol crisis that resulted in a botched execution, the rehabilitation of a man who spent 15 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, and the family of a young woman - brutally murdered - split by the state's pursuit of the ultimate punishment.

The film highlights flaws in the US’s death penalty industry and illustrates some of the fundamental reasons Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases, without exception.

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