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CAIRO – 9 September 2017: The American drama film "The Green Mile" will be discussed in the upcoming 25 Minute Forum, hosted by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on September 13.
The famous Arab-American author Ahdaf Souif will head the discussion.
“The Green Mile” is an American drama film released in 1999, and based on a novel by Stephen King.
Frank Darabont directed and wrote the screenplay of the film. It starred Tom Hanks, Michel Clark Duncan and David Morse.
The plot of the film is about an old man, Paul Edgecomb, remembering his longest year in the prison when a man called John Coffey is charged with a child murder.
While Coffey is in prison, he has a good relationship with Edgecomb and his colleagues.
Edgecomb knows that Coffey is innocent, but he and his friends must go through with his execution.
After the incident, Edgecomb decides to stop participating in executions until he takes up residence in an assisted-living home.
The concept of a green mile is the space between the prison and execution chair, referring to the last distance that the prisoner walks before his death.
“The Green Mile” won a number of prizes at the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, and Best Sound in Academy Awards 2000.
25 Minute Forum is an annual forum that discuses dramatic productions that revolve around executions and the right of life.
The name of the forum is inspired by Johnny Cash's song “25 Minutes to Go,” which talks about the duration between the prison to the execution room.
The forum is hosted by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.