Film screening: 'One for Ten' and 'The Penalty"

Film screening: 'One for Ten' and 'The Penalty"

Howard League Scotland
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 18:00
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh

BACKGROUND
Fifty years after the enactment of the Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965, which suspended and effectively abolished the death penalty for murder in England, Scotland and Wales, Howard League Scotland will host a screening of a documentary about the death penalty in the USA. The death penalty remains a legal sanction in 31 US states, although six states have abolished the death penalty since 2007. However, there remain around 3,000 people on death row in the US today.

THE DOCUMENTARY
One For Ten is a series of short documentary films profiling innocent people who were on death row in America before being exonerated and released. The films were all made on a 5-week, 5,500-mile road trip across the US, with the audience contributing questions along the way. The Penalty is a 90-minute documentary film following three people caught in the crossfire of capital punishment, and the political landscapes that dictate their fate. The film is currently in post production, set for release in early 2016.

THE SCREENING
This event will feature three films from the One For Ten series, and a chance to see selected clips from The Penalty before it is released. We will be joined by the filmmakers for an insight into the filmmaking process as well as the issues the films raise. The event will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

THE FILMMAKERS
One for Ten was directed by Will Francome and Mark Pizzey, and produced by Laura Shacham and Megan Garner. The Penalty is their follow-up project, directed by Will Francome and Mark Pizzey, and produced by Laura Shacham. Mark and Will have been directing together for the last 4 years.

The screening will take place at the Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh on Monday 18 January 2016, 6-8pm. Tickets cost £5.

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