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"Love Lived on Death Row" Film Screening


Meg Eggleston, Henderson Hill, Andy Van Pachtenbeke

Join the Duke Human Rights Center for a screening of the film "Love Lived on Death Row," the third film in the 2023-2024 Rights! Camera! Action! Film Series. Love Lived on Death Row tells the story of the four Syriani siblings whose father was sentenced to die for the murder of their mother in 1990, and Meg Eggleston, who became their father's friend and spiritual advisor through letters to him in prison. Orphaned and estranged, the Syriani children raised themselves while they lived with hate, anger and confusion as the man they could only refer to as "Him Him" lived on death row. But in 2004 they collectively decided to visit him in prison, seeking answers so they could move on with their adult lives. What transpired that day was a miracle of forgiveness followed by a journey of healing, restoring family memories and then a battle for his clemency. Love Lived on Death Row is more than an incredible story of forgiveness and love. It is a story of tragic loss, transformation, hope and how capital punishment affects the families of death row inmates. Join us for a post-screening discussion featuring Meg Eggleston, Henderson Hill, and EU delegate Andy Van Pachtenbeke. Co-Sponsored by the NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and The Center for Death Penalty Litigation


Civic Engagement/Social Action, Ethics, Human Rights, Law, Movie/Film, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, Social Sciences, United States Focus