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Just Punishment

The story behind Van Nguyen's trial and eventual execution in Singapore's Changi Jail.

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Society, Current Affairs, Social Issues, and Human Rights
Synopsis

On 2 December 2005 Van Nguyen, a 24-year-old Australian, was hanged by the state of Singapore for trafficking 396 grams of heroin. Van was the first Australian to be executed in many years and his story flooded news outlets across the country. Filmed over two years, Just Punishment tells the story behind the media face of Van Nguyen and the remarkable journey to try to keep him alive

Stage
finished
Running time
54 minutes

Credits

  • Kim Beamish ... Co-Producer, Co-Director, Director of Photography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Kim Beamish, Shannon Owen and Liz Burke Productions
Country
Australia
Years of Production
2006
Locations
Melbourne, Australia and Singapore
Prod. Partners
Shannon Owen and Liz Burke

Distribution Details

Release year
2006
Distribution
Ronin Films
Broadcast (Prod.)
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)
Broadcast (Acq.)
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)
Language
English

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