The film attracted a lot of students from the Sociology and Criminal Justice classes as well as a class about Non-Fiction Film. Love Lived on Death Row is an excellent model for how documentaries do more than just entertain. This outcome was evident with the quality of questions and dialogue with the panel members about the larger issues of the death penalty, reconciliation, forgiveness, and healing."

– Beth Davison, Associate Professor of Sociology, Appalachian State University

"Love Lived on Death Row" is inspirational…a story well told. It can be used in classes, or to support student organizations that initiate justice campaigns on various issues.  It might be part of an ongoing domestic violence effort, or anti-death penalty efforts that are institutionalized at the law school.  These events often bring in people from outside of the law school." 

- Deborah M. Weissman, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law

“...a powerful, poignant film about the healing powers of love and forgiveness, while also shining a light on the lack of compassion and logic in a justice system that can re-victimize people with the death penalty”  

– Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, Author of Dead Man Walking and Death of Innocents; Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Washington and Jefferson College, Honorary Doctor of Laws from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee

"My 80 students who attended the (extra credit) screening were surprised to realize that the story impacted them. Many of them came away with a deeper realization that even in the most cruel of circumstances people can, and do, forgive. The overall effect was an overwhelming sense of compassion for all concerned.  As with all issues of justice, it's not about an issue, it's about people." 

- Loretta Fitzgerald, Theology Department Chair, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

“The film was an amazing presentation of the truly complicated nature of this issue.  It does not take sides in any direction, but did serve to set a stage for an in depth discussion that made room for all.  I highly recommend the film to any organization that would like a primer for thinking more critically about this topic.” 

– Dean Blackburn, Assistant Dean of Students, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Community organizations, non-profits, universities and faith groups have used Love Lived on Death Row to draw attention to the issues of forgiveness, reconciliation, restorative justice, capital punishment and domestic violence and how those issues affect their communities. Read below to use the film for EDUCATIONAL USE, COMMUNITY USE, LIBRARY USE and HOME USE.

We offer free downloadable STUDY and DISCUSSION GUIDES for high school and community viewing (be sure to check our current HOST A SCREENING page for more information and discussion guide PDFs.

If paying by check, please make payable to By the Brook Productions and send to P.O. Box 187, Pittsboro NC 27312 (Note: the items on this page are currently available for shipping within the U.S. only – please contact for orders outside the U.S.)

EDUCATIONAL USE DVD: Universities, Colleges & Institutions: $179.00
List price applies to universities, colleges, corporations, government agencies and organizations with operating budgets over $350K (or using for multiple public screenings.) The DVD includes unlimited public performance rights for classroom, organizational or library use by the acquiring institution for non-paying audiences only. 
Shipping and handling within the US is included in the price.

If using purchase order/paying with check, please email or call 919.795.2140

EDUCATIONAL USE DVD: Grades 9-12, Community Libraries and Non-Profits: $45.00 

By the Brook Productions offers a special low rate of $45 for sales to all high schools, public libraries, small non-profit* and faith organizations doing a free community screening and for in-house use. *community-based organizations with annual operating budgets under $350K (proof of annual budget may be required).
Shipping and handling within the US is included in the price.

Sorry, we cannot offer this discount to any College/University-affiliated customers. The license covers public performance rights for non-paying audiences only.

HOME USE DVD: $23.99
Note that these DVDs are for private HOME USE ONLY and are not licensed for public, community or educational screenings. 
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The Love Lived on Death Row Screening Kit

We want it to be easy for community groups to screen Love Lived on Death Row and we deeply understand the financial constraints of small organizations. We are offering a FUNDRAISING SCREENING KIT that are essentially free! Each kit "pays for itself" because it includes enough extra DVDs to sell at the event to cover the cost of the kit. (Be sure to visit our HOST A SCREENING page for downloadable materials, an "Event Planning Toolkit" and much more) .

Fundraising Screening Kit: $195 -
Includes 1 community-licensed DVD, 10 regular DVDs, 4 movie posters (18x24) and 100 postcards.
You can sell the extra 10 DVDs for $20 at the event so that the kit "PAYS FOR ITSELF”. (This kit is licensed for organizations and congregations doing free screenings. Not for school or library use. Student groups and educators see below.) If you prefer to buy a single DVD licensed for community screenings rather than a screening kit, we do offer another option above. But why not use a screening kit? It includes all the tools to make a bigger impact and will cost virtually nothing in the end!

Order the Fundraising Screening Kit Now! ONLY $195
Shipping and handling within the US is included in the price.

Larger screenings & events with paid admission

If you want to hold a screening for more than 150 people, or an event of any size with paid admission, please contact us at