S. Kramer Herzog's Eye of the Storm takes a harshly real view of the media and the circus that it can create. The documentary was shot during the hours leading up to the 2005 execution of Crips founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin State Prison.
During that fracas which was caught on film, anti-execution demonstrators tried to shout down a Fox News broadcast. When the news team tried to re-establish its position, the demonstrators shouted louder, claiming Fox was interfering with their freedom of speech. The showdown escalated from just a shouting match to shoving and hitting.
Herzog says he didn't make the film with any opinion about the death penalty, but admits he now supports Proposition 34, which would halt executions in California in favor of life sentences.
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