Dead Women Walking
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    Dead Women Walking

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    100 min

    • English

    Drama

    Told through nine moving vignettes, each anchored by a subtle, yet overwhelming performance, Dead Women Walking traces the final days of a series of women on death row, from two weeks before one inmate’s execution to mere minutes before another’s. As these narratives develop, the human toll of the death penalty—not only on the women convicted of violent crimes, but also on their families, prison officials, and ministers and counselors coaching them through their final days—comes into clear focus. There’s Wendy, for example, whose mother declines to visit her the day before her execution; Helen, who meets her 18-year-old son (Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders) for the first time since he was adopted shortly after her imprisonment; and Celine, who watches a documentary about her case and conviction while having her last meal.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Dale Dickey
    Dot Marie Jones
    Lynn Collins
    Colleen Camp
    June Carryl
    and Ashton Sanders.
    Screenplay
    Hagar Ben Asher
    Cinematography
    David Stragmeister
    Sales
    WAZABI FILMS
    Production
    CLARA LEVY
    Production
    LORNE HILTSER
    Production
    MICHAEL M. MCGUIRE

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    Hagar Ben Asher

    Hagar Ben Asher

    Israel

    Born in Israel, Hagar Ben-Asher received a film degree from the Minshar School of Art in 2007. Her film, Pathways, premiered at the Cinéfondation in Cannes in 2007. Her feature debut, THE SLUT, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, also premiered at Cannes, and, in 2016, she released THE BURGLAR. DEAD WOMEN WALKING is her most recent film presented at Tribeca Festival.

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