Fourteen Days in May, a crime documentary directed by Paul Hamann about the final days of Edward Earl who was executed by gas chamber in Mississippi on May 20th, 1987.
Edward Earl was on death row for the murder of policeman J.T rest and the sexual assault of 69-year-old Sally Franklin. Filmmakers were given unprecedented access inside the prison to record Earl who protested his innocence right until the very end making this a very dark watch, but a story that should be heard.
“Fourteen Days in May”, was one of the first documentary films to cover a man on death row and set the bar for documentaries in the future. Though it depicted one awful act amending another Pauk Hamann inspired organizations to set up and help those on death row as a direct result.