Media playback is unsupported on your device

Herzog documentary explores urgency of life on death row

13 October 2011 Last updated at 07:31 BST

Revered German filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide in Texas in his new film Into The Abyss which is being described as a death row documentary.

Herzog, who is opposed to the death penalty, maintains that he has not put together an activist film but rather an attempt to investigate a Texas crime and its impact.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday at 1330 GMT and is repeated on Sunday at 0030, 0730 and 2030 GMT.