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Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza discusses the making of her film, 15 to Life, with POV co-executive producer Cynthia Lopez.

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In this extra scene from 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story, Kenneth's lawyers Paolo Annino and Corinne Koeppen discuss the chances of success for Kenneth's resentencing.

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Students react to 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story and share their opinions about Kenneth's situation.

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In this extra scene from 15 to Life, criminal psychologist Randy Otto explains to Kenneth's lawyers the dangers of deciding a defendant's future based on his or her behavior as a teenager.

Classroom Clips

Pinellas Public Defender Patrice Moore and public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson share their experiences working with the juvenile justice system.

Classroom Clips

Kenneth's lawyer, Paolo Annino, discusses Kenneth's case and the Graham v. Florida (2010) Supreme Court decision that could change Kenneth's future.

  • Updated on November 9, 2015

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Until Dec. 7, 2015

Film Information

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 4, 2014

Streaming Dates: Nov. 9, 2015 – Dec. 7, 2015

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Nadine Pequeneza Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim


Nadine Pequeneza
Nadine Pequeneza

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Critical Acclaim

Harrowing... Depicts a justice system that only perpetuates the sort of violence it was intended to keep in check.

— Nina Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones

Incredibly important.

— Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

This little gem... does a fine job of using one very human story to make a larger point about the criminal justice system.

— Erin Sullivan, Orlando Weekly

Powerful... Moving.

— Bob Herbert, "Op-Ed.TV"

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