OLLU hosting viewing of ‘The Last 40 Miles’ and dialogue on the death penalty

As part of Dreamweek, OLLU will be hosting a viewing of the film, “The Last 40 Miles,” on Thursday, Jan 18, at 6 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium. Following the viewing, there will be a dialogue session with filmmaker and journalist Alex Hannaford and Executive Director of the Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Kristin Houlé.

Based on a true story, “The Last 40 Miles” follows an inmate on his final journey from death row in the small Texas town of Livingston, to the execution chamber in Huntsville, 40 miles away. During the ride, his memories, the scenery flashing by and the unexpected compassion of the guard escorting him keep him company. The film is based on true stories told to writer/director Alex Hannaford during his time covering the death penalty as a journalist.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Women in Church and Society in collaboration with the Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty. It is free and open to the public.