Nov 12, 2012 Death penalty film claims to show hidden electric chair execution footage
The death penalty must be abolished.
Thanks to a colleague for alerting me to a new film entitled Execution, which is having a limited run now through next week serially in Washington DC (yesterday), New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco. and Los Angeles at Regal Theaters. Apparently Regal will show the film more broadly depending in part on audience turnout for the limited run.
Execution’s website boldly proclaims to include hidden electric chair execution footage that was secretly filmed in 1995, confiscated, and never seen by the public until now. Of course, today the preferred execution method in the United States is lethal injection, which hides from view the torture suffered by the person being executed. The reports are legion of terrible suffering from lethal injection — beyond the act of killing itself that is part and parcel of an execution, and beyond the death penalty being the ultimate form of torture.
The trailer for the film, alone, shows very gruesome images, which is in keeping with the topic of the film.
My colleague informed me of the film and its November 11 local screening just three days ago. I was not able to go. If you see the film, please tell me your impressions. Here is the schedule for Execution’s screenings.