The Independent Film Channel (IFC), is preparing to release a new documentary titled At the Death House Door which addresses the most pressing issues surrounding debate on capital punishment including: lethal injection, wrongful conviction, morality and religion. The movie tells the story of Carroll Pickett, who served as the Chaplin for the Texas Department of Corrections from 1982-1995 and counseled 95 inmates executed by lethal injection. It chronicles Pickett’s experience counseling Carlos De Luna, who was executed for a crime he didn’t commit, and tracks Pickett’s ideological transformation from supporting to opposing the death penalty.
We are writing to offer you the exclusive opportunity to host a screening of this film in your community. We have developed free “Screening in a Box” kits which have all the tools necessary to organize a screening in your area. Kits contain:
· DVD of the film
· Invitations for the screening including postage
· Promotional posters
· Event planning/discussion guide
· Snack voucher
· Customizable press release
· Sample letter to the editor
· Postcard to promote tune-in for the film premiere on IFC in May
We designed the kits to help make the events turn-key and easy for you to plan and host. We hope the kits will help you generate further discussion and debate about the death penalty in your area, and we invite you to use the screenings as educational tools to expand your membership, grow your organization, generate media attention, or accomplish any other organizational goal you have.
While the kits are free, they are very valuable, and we want to ensure we find partners who will be motivated and responsible hosts. We are seeking partners who will promote the screening to their membership and community, and will organize events for 50 or more people.
Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas. Significant death penalty reform in Texas, including a moratorium on executions, is a viable goal if the public is educated on the death penalty system and is encouraged to contact their elected representatives to urge passage of moratorium legislation.
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