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Fighting for Life in the Death-Belt (2005)

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This film follows legendary anti-death penalty attorney Stephen Bright through the final hours as he tries to prevent two clients from being executed. Narrated by Ani DiFranco

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FIGHTING FOR LIFE IN THE DEATH-BELT considers the controversial institution of capital punishment in America through the eyes of Stephen Bright, the nation's leading anti-death penalty lawyer. For twenty years Bright has defended death row inmates deep in the heart of America's death-belt - the Southern states, where 90% of all executions occur. Bright teaches at elite universities like Harvard and Yale, but is no stranger to the harsh reality of death row, once witnessing the execution of two clients in one week. He does not work for money or acclaim, and has never accepted a client who could afford to pay him. In this twenty-year struggle, Bright has built one of the most renowned public interest law firms in the nation, the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR). Located in Atlanta, GA the SCHR attracts young lawyers from the most elite law schools in the country to work for little money, under extreme conditions, for poor clients facing the harshest punishment. In the film we ... Written by Adam Elend and Jeff Marks

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Stephen Bright has spent twenty-five years defending death row inmates in the South. This is the death penalty through his eyes...

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9 April 2005 (USA)  »

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