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Honk - (To Stop Executions)
© Andolfi / Centrale Électrique
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Arnaud Gaillard, Florent Vassault

IMAGE

Arnaud Gaillard, Florent Vassault

SON

Matthieu Deniau, Sandy Notarianni

MONTAGE

Léa Masson

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Andolfi, Centrale Électrique, Public Sénat

PARTICIPATION

Commune Image Media, Ensemble contre la peine de mort

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Shellac, Wide House, ADAV, Shellac

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

"À la nuit tombée, aux abords de Salt Lake City, entourée par sa famille, une grand-mère va assister à l'exécution du meurtrier de son mari. En Oklahoma, un détenu finalement innocent se livre après avoir passé 22 ans dans les couloirs de la mort. Au Texas, une femme lutte contre la machine judiciaire pour faire survivre son fils condamné à mort. S’appuyant sur les nombreuses absurdités de la peine capitale, ce film montre à travers ces 3 personnages, comment cette sentence génère souffrances, injustices, violences et inefficacité." (Jean-Pierre Rehm, FID Marseille 2011)

"As we know, the death penalty is in force in some States in the U.S. As we know? It is precisely the nature of this knowledge – its distance, abstraction and the perverse simplicity of the application of such a law, that Arnaud Gaillard and Florent Vassault call into question, as so many others have before them. They choose to avoid two pitfalls as they do so: they neither maintain the abstraction by using brushstrokes that are too broad for such a thick dossier, nor do they seek to blind us through pathos by only showing particular pain. They have also taken it upon themselves to focus on three encounters, in order to reconstruct three experiences, rather than try and use a whole range of condemned men, who for the most part are invisible anyway – the family of a victim who has chosen to be present at the execution of the murderer; a man tried on the basis of a legal error; the mother of a man imprisoned not far from her home. In the middle of these witness accounts, a lawyer talks explicitly about the broader historical context of his country. If the film does not claim to be any more than a honk, like the one the mother blows forth from the third set of shutters on the road running alongside the prison – so giving the film its title, it is a resounding wake-up call reminding us of this scandal." (Jean-Pierre Rehm, FID Marseille 2011

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  • Le 9 Novembre 2011
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