The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

I love living in Britain, for all of its faults I genuinely believe that it is a good country. Things do go wrong, but generally we have a just society and part of the cornerstones of that justice is our lack of the death penalty. I’m sure others would disagree but I’m not sure how a society can regard itself as fair when it is happy to kill people…

Scenes of a Crime

This entry is part 27 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

In the past few weeks the case of Troy Davis has brought the issue of miscarriages of justice in the American legal system to the front of public consciousness. People are appalled that an apparently innocent man could be sentenced to death against the evidence available…

No Return (Sin retorno)

This entry is part 23 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

The strands at Raindance Film Festival in 2011 were all based on the region of origin of the movies shown, but there were other connecting themes that linked films across the official strands. One which particularly appealed to me was the exploration of justice, guilt and punishment….

Face to Face

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on a fellow blog that I hadn’t really seen much Australian cinema. There’s Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert but apart from that I can’t recall much else…