Capital punishment is not a simple subject. In the Executioner’s Shadow tells the stories of people who have personal experience with the death penalty, from crime victims to a former executioner. Through their eyes and stories, the film navigates the moral quandaries of capital punishment, and the larger issues of American identity, fairness and the criminal justice system in our nation.
Opening the minds of viewers to the apprehensions and aspirations of others is the engagement this documentary aims to achieve. By presenting both sides of the controversy the film invites viewers to set aside preconceptions, reserve judgment and reflect on the sort of society we want to be.
Guest Speaker Panel:
John Kitzhaber, former Oregon governor & physician
Paul De Muniz, former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court
Frank Thompson, former
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