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"No Tomorrow": Inside a death penalty trial


November 17, 2010 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Room 280A

    What happens when a documentary film becomes part of a death penalty trial? NO TOMORROW investigates the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principal subject of a recent documentary (AGING OUT) about teenagers leaving foster care. NO TOMORROW explores how the first film about Risa’s last year of life unexpectedly became the centerpiece of a chilling death penalty trial. NO TOMORROW covers the trial’s most dramatic moments in Judge Lance Ito’s courtroom, including a heated debate over the prosecutor’s use of AGING OUT to persuade the jury to impose the death penalty. While the trial focuses on whether Risa’s murderer deserves to die, several leading death penalty experts address the broader question of whether the state deserves to kill him. Ultimately, the unique film-within-a-film perspective of NO TOMORROW takes viewers inside a suspenseful death penalty trial and challenges their beliefs about capital punishment. The film will air on PBS in January 2011. This is a special preview screening hosted the Criminal Law Society, made possible by the film's producers, Public Policy Productions.

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