Mother’s Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row

Mother's Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row

Mother’s Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row

As controversy rages about the efficacy of the ultimate punishment, as high profile executions are botched, as courts are again and again called upon to issue eleventh hour stays of death sentences, public awareness of the issues surrounding the death penalty has never been greater nor public debate more heated. Missing from the conversation, however, are the stories of the mothers of the death row inmates, mothers who grieve intensely but receive little sympathy or understanding for the pain they experience, as they are blamed and ostracized. This film gives voice to five of those mothers and examines the terrible social cost of shunning the family members of those on death row.

Directed by Linda Broocks (USA)