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Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Trailer (:28)
Clip 1 (3:09)
Clip 2 1:43)
Clip 3 (3:00)
  • About the Film

    Cyntoia Brown, in pig-tails and an orange jumpsuit, appears in court.

    Cyntoia Brown was a 16-year-old girl from an average family when she murdered a man who picked her up for sex. Now she faces a life sentence in prison. Did her family history seal her fate?

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  • Talkback

    Cyntoia is shown in prison talking on a public phone.

    Crimes committed by juveniles have been on the decline since 1994, while the number of minors tried as adults has soared in the same period. Do you believe the adult criminal justice system is the appropriate venue for punishing and rehabilitating minors?

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