The Death of Us
The debates on the death penalty today are marked by a cacophony of strident assertions. Going against this tide is ‘The Death of Us’ – a quiet contemplation on a range of cases in which the death penalty was pronounced, ending in execution, commutation to life sentence, acquittal or even pardon. Speaking only to those who have been on death row or those very closely involved with the cases, we engage in complex conversations on crime and punishment, revenge and justice, popular rhetoric and personal experiences. Only to find ourselves confronting larger ethical and moral questions across time and space.
‘The Death of Us’ debates the effectiveness of capital punishment.
The screening will be followed by the filmmaker Vani Subramanian and Advocate Yug Mohit Chaudhry in conversation with Anand Patwardhan exploring the fault lines of the death penalty.
About the Filmmaker
One-time advertising writer, Vani Subramanian has been a women’s rights activist and documentary filmmaker since the nineties. Her work as a filmmaker explores the connections between everyday practices and larger political questions
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