1h 45m | Documentary
In the weeks following 9/11, the entire country was on edge and suddenly every Muslim became suspect. Sadly it was not long before news broke of a white supremist from Texas killing anyone who looked Arab. Mark Stroman claims he did this to avenge the United States of America.
He was convicted, sentenced and sent to the most notorious ward in America, Texas Death Row. In a rare twist of fate, his only surviving victim became his biggest advocate - Rais Bhuiyan is a devoted Muslim who does not believe in the death penalty.
With unprecedented access and in-depth interviews with Mark, his relatives, coworkers, the victims' families, the prosecutors and jurors, An Eye for an Eye reconstructs the events that led to Mark's killing sprees. The story follows his years on death row and the unlikely friendships that transform his life forever.
At the center of the film is the most profound bond of them all, with the Israeli born filmmaker Ilan Ziv, the first Jew Mark ever met. For the first time in Mark's life, the narrative of hate starts to wear off. He begins a journey inward that challenges some of his most intolerable thoughts about the people and the world he lives in.