Questions about the legality and morality of the death penalty have long been a heated topic of conversation in the United States. On Monday, Jan.29, at 9 a.m. in Saxbe Auditorium, interested members of the public can see a screening of a new documentary, The Penalty, which follows the stories of three individuals who have had personal experiences with the death penalty. A panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Will Francome, and Assistant Federal Public Defender Allen Bohnert ’06, who is featured in the film, is set to follow.
“The Penalty is a feature documentary film following three people with extraordinary experiences of America’s modern death penalty and goes behind the scenes of capital punishment’s most recent headlines. The film is directed by Will Francome (In Prison My Whole Life, Sundance 2008) and Mark Pizzey (who together Raindance Award Winner One For Ten), and edited by James Scott (Sundance Special Jury Award for Editing award 2015 for How to Change the World).”
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the film. The screening and following discussion are sponsored by the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Public Interest Law Foundation, and Criminal Law Society, with support from Ohioans to Stop Executions and the Ohio State student chapter of Amnesty International.
For more information about the documentary, visit the film’s website here.