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The State of Texas vs. Melissa

The State of Texas vs. Melissa explores the life journey of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. For ten years she has been awaiting her fate — and she now faces her last appeal.


Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival 2020 in NY, USA

Winner of Best Feature Documentary at Raindance Film Festival

Official Selection at Tallgrass Film Festival 2020 in Wichita, KS, USA

Official Selection at Cinequest Film Festival 2021, San Jose, CA, USA

Winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary at Golden State Film Festival 2021, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Winner of Best Feature Documentary at DOC LONDON Documentary Film Festival 2021, London, the UK

Official Selection at Madrid Human Rights Film Festival 2020, Madrid, Spain

Official Selection at Monadnock International Film Festival 2020, Keene, NH, USA


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A Film By

  • Sabrina Van Tassel

Year

  • 2020

Runtime

  • 98 Minutes

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Cast

  • Melissa Lucio