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19 20 21 22 23 24 25Mother's Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Controversy rages about the efficacy of the ultimate punishment. as high profile executions are botched, as the Supreme Court is, again and again, called upon to issue eleventh hour stays of death sentences, public awareness of the issues surrounding the death penalty has never been greater and public debate on the issues never more heated. This timely film examines serious, but rarely addressed, collateral consequences of the death penalty, focusing on the terrible social cost of blaming, shunning, and ostracizing the family members -- especially the mothers--of death row inmates. This is a film that needs to be widely viewed, as it gives a voice to women who have suffered greatly but receive little understanding for their grief, and addresses an important but missing component in the public discourse on a major moral issue of our time. The long-awaited bipartisan report analyzing capital punishment in Pennsylvania was released in June. The report highlights numerous systemic flaws in the administration of the death penalty, including the risk of executing an innocent person. In a statement responding to the report’s release, a broad array of advocates agreed that the report validated their concerns over how the death penalty operates in the Commonwealth. Where do we go from here? A panel discussion will follow the film. Bryn Mawr Film Festival
824 Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
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