Independent Lens

Sentencing Children: Cyntoia's Story

Clip: Special | 7m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

16-year-old Cyntoia Brown, who was forced into a life of prostitution and feared for her safety, was arrested in 2004 for the murder of a 43-year-old man. She was tried in adult court and sentenced to life. Filmmaker Dan Birman followed her case from the Nashville trial to her incarceration at TN Prison for Women. Part of a 7-part series Sentencing Children, produced by Birman and Independent Lens

Aired: 08/14/17

Rating: NR

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Life and Death in Brooks County

Interview

Life and Death in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County filmmakers talk about why they wanted to tell this gripping but harrowing story, how they were able to get different perspectives, and whether they've been able to get the documentary in front of politicians.

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