Sister of St. Joseph Helen Prejean, the woman behind the award-winning movie Dead Man Walking, brings a powerful message about her life journey as a death-row counselor and the remarkable series of events that led to the acclaimed movie. Her words, in full-color Louisiana idiom, will stretch your mind and keep you riveted to her story, which focuses on the debate surrounding the death penalty. Sister Helen speaks of people on death row, their victims, the families involved, and a complex legal system that distorts justice.
This recording was made and sponsored by the Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry. David Haas, composer, musician, and director of the Emmaus Center, provides musical prayer and introduces a special new song composed for the presentation.