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Into the Abyss (2011)

The new documentary by Werner Herzog. Through interviews with death row inmates and those effected by their crimes, the film looks both at murder by the individual as well as murder by the state through capital punishment, and questions the sacredness of life and whether there can ever be justifiable reasons for killing.


Werner Herzog talks about Into the Abyss:

New York Times article about the death penalty in California:

Info on U.S. state executions from the wonderfully named Death Penalty Information Center:

Info on the death penalty in international law from Amnesty International: