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Germany: Tim Robbins talks US death penalty at Berlinale01:52

Germany: Tim Robbins talks US death penalty at Berlinale

Germany, Berlin
February 13, 2016 at 23:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Actor and activist Tim Robbins, arguably best known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption,' spoke to the press about the death penalty in America as he arrived to be presented with the Berlinale Camera award in the German capital, Saturday. The award ceremony will be ending with the screening of the 1996 movie 'Dead Man Walking' which he directed. The film is about a prisoner on death row in Louisiana and was adapted from a non-fiction book written by Helen Prejean by Robbins.

Robbins said the acceptance of the death penalty in the United States has gone down since the movie hit the screen some 20 years ago but the system is still unfair. He cited the fact that people with low income and people of colour are more likely to end up on death row. He stressed that the criminal justice system needs to be reformed and the death penalty needs to be abolished.

Catalan director Isabel Coixet presented Robbins with the Berlinale Camera award at the Kino International.

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US Actor and activist Tim Robbins, arguably best known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption,' spoke to the press about the death penalty in America as he arrived to be presented with the Berlinale Camera award in the German capital, Saturday. The award ceremony will be ending with the screening of the 1996 movie 'Dead Man Walking' which he directed. The film is about a prisoner on death row in Louisiana and was adapted from a non-fiction book written by Helen Prejean by Robbins.

Robbins said the acceptance of the death penalty in the United States has gone down since the movie hit the screen some 20 years ago but the system is still unfair. He cited the fact that people with low income and people of colour are more likely to end up on death row. He stressed that the criminal justice system needs to be reformed and the death penalty needs to be abolished.

Catalan director Isabel Coixet presented Robbins with the Berlinale Camera award at the Kino International.

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