Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at the age of 16.
In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it. He wondered in this case what led a girl — who grew up in a reasonable home environment — to this tragic end?