A young woman sits cross-legged on the ground laughing playfully as she is fed a lychee. Another plays cards in pair of baggy pink pyjamas. The moving images could show any group of young women as they go about their daily lives in prison. But just hours - and in some cases minutes - after the pictures were taken, each of the four women were led into a concrete yard and executed. Facing death with a smile: Dai Donggui tries on an outfit for her to wear before her execution. Right, a female police officer feeds a lychee to condemned drug dealer Dai Donggu the evening before the execution.
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A man convicted of the murders of a mother and her year-old daughter has been executed in Tennessee marking the third time the state has used the electric chair in less than a year. For his final words, Stephen West said: " In the beginning, God created man. That is all. State officials pronounced him dead at 7.
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In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, , scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films appear for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any redeeming qualities, represented as an exercise in brutal senselessness carried out by authoritarian regimes and institutions. This volume follows the shift in the representation of torture over the past decade, specifically in documentary, action, and political films. Featuring essays by sociologists, psychologists, historians, journalists, and specialists in film and cultural studies, the collection approaches the representation of torture in film and television from multiple angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of state terror and political domination.
The North Carolina death row warden wheeling a gurney into the execution chamber. The documentary includes execution vigils, inside an execution chamber, the hours leading up to an execution, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, celebrities opposed to the death penalty, marches, demonstrations and candid emotional and prayerful moments in the context of the death penalty in the United States. The project started in and continues today, providing images to publications, educational institutions and national organizations in the work to educate about capital punishment.