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1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
"The Execution of Wanda Jean" chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen. By telling one woman's story, the film becomes an unforgettable exploration into one of America's most controversial moral and political dilemmas: the death penalty. "The Execution of Wanda Jean" is an unflinching investigation of the role that poverty, mental health, race, and sexuality play within the criminal justice system.

Cast: Wanda Jean Allen

Director: Liz Garbus

Genres: Documentary

The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

Release Date: January 15th, 2002|1 hr. 27 min.

critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ultimately, the film is so determinedly evenhanded, it probably won't change anybody's mind. But no matter where you stand, it's likely to leave a lasting impression. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The documentary is revealing and chilling, although it doesn't explore the inner workings of the American criminal-justice system as thoroughly as one might wish. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Compelling but self-undermining documentary. show more

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