Before and After, a 1996 movie starring Meryl Streep is the story of a teenage boy who is being accused of murdering his girlfriend. The series of events and their effects on the families of both the victim and the accused and the community are great examples of the juvenile crimes and their consequences.
Watching the movie one can not avoid thinking of the sad undeniable fact that if the similar likely situation had happened in Iran, the outcome for the accused child would have most likely been very different.
It would be ideal if a copy of the film could even be sent to the head of Iran’s judiciary Ayatollah Shahrudi and all the judges who continue sending Iranian juveniles to the execution pole for hanging.
You may obtain the DVD of the movie in stores or online. Copy of the film is also available for viewing on You Tube in 11 segments : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0SKJBCbHs
The following clip includes the murder scene:
Stop Child Executions now maintains a Multimedia Channel on
with a collection of videos created by SCE as well as 54 other related clips (favorites) regarding child executions, human rights as well as news clips and interviews featuring SCE president Nazanin Afshin-Jam.
Stop Child Executions You Tube Channel :
SCE also a multimedia page on its website at :
A prisoner of colors:
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Created by Donna Greene: Greenehouse Productions
Music : Raven’s Eye Pt.1 by Graham Greene