Clemency Film

Chinonye Chukwu | USA | 2020 | 113 minutes | English



Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Watch the trailer here.

Please note that Clemency deals with difficult subject matter that some viewers may find distressing. If you have been affected by it we recommend you talking to one of the following organisations:

  • Samaritans: call 116 123 (available 24 hours a day)
  • The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network Group: call 020 3600 0712 or email 
  • Black Minds Matter by filling out their contact form.

Upcoming Showings

Fri 17 Jul 2020 - Sun 23 Aug 2020
£9.99 /

Watch Clemency from 17 July until 23 August, by clicking Watch at Home to purchase a virtual screening room ticket. You can also visit: You will be directly supporting AiM when you choose to watch via our screening room – the revenue will be split between the distributor and the festival.

On Friday 17 July at 8pm, there will be a special online Q&A with writer-director Chinonye Chukwu and cast - Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge and Wendell Pierce - on the Birds’ Eye View Facebook Channel. The Q&A will be co-hosted by Birds’ Eye View director-at-large Mia Bays and Kuba Shand-Baptiste.