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'Til Death Do Us Part



Italy, 2007, HDV - Color - 46 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
Chiara Salvo

EDITING:
Gianni Russo, Daniela Mustica

MUSIC:
Jav'lin

PRODUCER:
FBC TV

PRODUCTION:
FBC/Giale Produzione

WORLD SALES:
FBC

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A one-hour documentary about the life and near-death of Kenneth Foster, a young man who gained the world’s attention and respect for his fight against the Texas courts who sentenced him to death despite the fact that he never committed murder. His 11 year battle to reverse this decision was granted only six hours before he was due to be executed, when Texas governor Rick Perry, for the first time ever commuted a death sentence on humanitarian grounds this past August.The documentary includes exclusive interviews and footage of Kenneth Foster, his marriage by proxy while on death row to his young Dutch wife Tasha, his eleven year old daughter Nydesha, other family, friends and lawyers as well as the family, friends and lawyers of the victim Michael LaHood.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Chiara Salvo is a freelance director and format creator for Italian broadcasters Mediaset, Rai and La7 as well numerous satellite channels. She has been working in television for the past 20 years. She received a masters in mass communication and development from Ohio University in the United States and graduated in political science from LUISS University in Rome, Italy. She has also worked for the Human Rights division of the European Parliament.

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