Fourteen Days in May

United Kingdom, 1987

TV show
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In May 1987, Edward Earl Johnson, a black American convicted of murdering a white town marshal, was executed. This haunting document follows the last day of his life. In the final days and hours of Johnson’s life, the filmmakers observed the lawyer’s desperate fight to save his client’s life, and it becomes obvious how the prison doctors, chaplain, wardens and other inmates feel both about Johnson’s guilt and about the death penalty itself.

Credits

co-producers/directors

BBC-TV

Paul Hamann

Language

English

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35090

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Johnson, Edward Earl

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capital punishment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Johnson, Edward Earl

People → Johnson, Edward Earl

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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