Matt Nadel is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in New York. His writing has appeared in Scalawag, Palm Beach Post, and Soft Punk, among other publications. His most recent criminal-justice documentary, 120 YEARS, won Best Short Documentary at the Pan African Film Festival, the largest Black film fest in the United States. Matt was born and raised in Florida and is a graduate of Yale’s American Studies program.
Angel Francisco Breard was executed by Virginia in contempt of a treaty that required his home country to be notified when he was first charged. What difference might it have made if the U.S. had obeyed the law?