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  • No Tomorrow

No Tomorrow - Documentary Trailer | PBS

Duration: 03:11
Program: No Tomorrow

What happens when the subject of your documentary is killed and your film is used as evidence at a controversial death penalty trial? You make a movie about it.

NO TOMORROW investigates the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principal subject of our recent film, AGING OUT, about teenagers leaving foster care. NO TOMORROW explores how our film about Risa's last year of life unexpectedly became the centerpiece of a chilling death penalty trial.

This unusual documentary covers the trials most dramatic moments in Judge Lance Ito's courtroom in Los Angeles, including a heated debate over the prosecutors use of AGING OUT to persuade the jury to impose the death penalty. While the trial focuses on whether Risas murderer deserves to die, several leading death penalty experts address the broader question of whether the state deserves to kill him.

Ultimately, the unique film-within-a-film perspective of NO TOMORROW takes viewers inside a suspenseful death penalty trial and challenges their beliefs about capital punishment. After Risa Bejaranos murder we sent the homicide detective a copy of AGING OUT, because the detective thought that our film about Risas last year of life might help him solve this brutal crime.

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Post Date: May 25, 2010