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SFS & National Library Present "Deadline" (screening & discussion)

What Deadline is a documentary about the death penalty and its applications in the United States. After an investigative journalism class at Northwestern University proved that three men on death row in Illinois were innocent, Republican Governor George Ryan, with 60 days left in office, launches an investigation and makes a decision on the fate of death row prisoners. For more information, visit here.
When 9 July 2006 (Sunday), 2 - 5 pm
Where Possibility Room (5th level), National Library (100 Victoria Street)

Free to all.


Directed by: Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson
Duration: 90 mins
Interviewing and featuring lawyers, politicians, civil society representatives, death row inmates and families of victims, directors Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson tackle the volatile topic of the American capital punishment system with intelligence, compassion and balance. Furthermore, they capture the extraordinary transformation of one man who held the power of life and death in his hands.


*Video of “Deadline” kindly provided by the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Committee (SADPA). SADPC comprises a concerned group of Singaporeans from diverse backgrounds who have come together over the issue of the Death Penalty.

Post-show discussion guest speakers:

  • Professor Michael Hor (Faculty of Law, NUS)
  • Associate Professor Lim Chin Leng (Faculty of Law, NUS)
  • Dr Mark Nowacki (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, SMU)