Ms Clay’s half-term viewing…

Ms Clay borrowed some DVDs from Castle Library to watch during the half-term break and thoroughly recommends the following titles to watch:

Pierrepoint (also known as The Last Hangman)

Albert Pierrepont delivered groceries – and was a hangman. Following his father’s footsteps he quickly became known for his efficiency and compassion, rising to become ‘the best in the land’. From the early 1933 until the end of his career in 1955 he executed some 608 people including the ‘Beasts of Belsen’ (war criminals) for which he earned the gratitude of a nation. But by the time he hanged Ruth Ellis, the last women to be executed in Britain, public sentiments had changed….and so had Pierrepont.  (Written by Johnno on  imdb.com’s pages for the film)

Red dust

Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can’t remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo’s friend who arrested along with him and never heard from again. (imdb.com)

Both films sound very thought-provoking, so come and borrow these from us:  free for three weeks…

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