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Gut-wrenching, devastating and incredibly sad, Guilty re-enacts the final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali-9 convicted criminal who became an accomplished artist while in Kerobokan prison. 

Myuran was killed in 2015 by a firing squad, along with fellow Australian Andrew Chan, and this documentary is a portrait of a man facing execution, revealing his inner struggle to come to terms with his imminent death.

Real-life news footage of Myuran’s family appealing against his death sentence are interspersed with re-enactments of his final days, in which he spent most of his time painting some ravaging self-portraits which he asked his family to smuggle out of the prison and show to the world.

The film will screen around the country on October 10 which is World Day Against The Death Penalty. The film is moving and emotional, and only the hardest of hearts could watch this and not question the death penalty.

★★★ ½

Reviewed by Lisa Seltzer