A quiet reflection on some cases in which the death penalty was pronounced, ending in the execution of the convicted, in commutation to a life sentence, or in acquittal and release. Speaking to those who have been on death row, or those very closely involved with the cases, the film meanders through complex conversations on crime and punishment, revenge and justice, popular rhetoric and personal experiences to end with some poignant and powerful answers.
Vani Subramanian, a one-time advertising copywriter, has been a women’s rights activist and documentary filmmaker since the 1990s. Her work as a filmmaker explores the connections between everyday practices and larger political questions, in areas of culture, food production, primary education, urban development, communalism, sex selective abortions, and matters of identity embedded in food practices. More recently, Subramanian has extended her practice to video art in performance and mixed media installations.
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