In the Executioner's Shadow Documentary Screening

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In the Executioner’s Shadow Documentary Screening

March 14

In the Executioner's Shadow Documentary Screening

“In the Executioner’s Shadow” casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories – the rare perspective of a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer. As the battle to overturn capital punishment continues in the United States, this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about justice.

The filmmakers will conduct a Q&A with the audience after this free screening. Maggie Stogner is executive director of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking. She previously produced and directed documentaries for National Geographic. Rick Stack is a public communication professor at American University who has written two books on criminal justice reform.

This screening is part of the City of Takoma Park’s “We Are Takoma” cultural series. To receive updates about all of our events, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter at