Sissy Farenthold Talks About the Death Penalty

A clip from the new documentary
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Dearly Beloveds!

I’d like to suggest a clip from an upcoming documentary featuring my idol SISSY FARENTHOLD called “Saving David Powell.” You can watch it in the upper right-hand corner or click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuEFBz60rSs

David Powell is currently awaiting execution in Huntsville, and Sissy’s been visiting him for twenty years!  As you might imagine, the footage is very moving and elegant and tragic–and was created by a mondo-talented film-maker named Sally Norvell.

Here’s a link to a great interview with Sally that I found online–http://www.soultalkradio.com/2010/05/03/soul-talk-interview-with-sally-norvell/

And here’s a website devoted to David’s case, and his cause. http://letdavidlive.org/

It’s a complicated, human issue, friends.  And it summons many complicated, human emotions.  I hope you check out the film clip, and let me know what you think.

Robert Leleux is the author of The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy. His essays and articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine. Robert is currently at work on his second book, The Living End, to be published next year by St. Martin's Press, and an oral history of Texas legend Sissy Farenthold.