Acclaimed film director Werner Herzog decries capital punishment at “Abyss” premiere

Acclaimed director Werner Herzog (pictured) came out strongly against capital punishment at the premiere of his anticipated doc Into the Abyss in Toronto last night, telling attendees that no one from his generation who remembered the Nazi era could support the death penalty. Herzog was met by a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the packed Ryerson Theatre for the premiere of his film, which launched on the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival. The director told the crowd he wanted to make his position on the death sentence clear from the start. “I’m not an advocate of capital punishment,” he said. “I’m against it, but…[For full story: ]

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Acclaimed film director Werner Herzog decries capital punishment at “Abyss” premiere

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