The Execution of Wanda Jean
In 1988, Wanda Jean Allen shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, and was sentenced to death for the crime. With chilling intimacy, this documentary follows Allen as her execution date nears. We watch as Allen's legal team desperately tries to get the state of Oklahoma to grant her clemency, arguing that Allen suffered from brain damage, a fact that was never presented at her trial. This is an unflinching investigation into the roles that poverty, mental health, race, and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.