Independent Lens

They Call Us Monsters - Juvenile Prisoners Write Film - Clip

Clip: Season 18 Episode 18 | 1m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

In this scene from the Independent Lens film They Call Us Monsters, filmmaker Gabe Cowan introduces us to the screenwriting class he teaches to a group of incarcerated teen boys housed at a Los Angeles facility for juveniles tried as adults. While they can't physically leave, they can imagine their stories on screen, and we see a scene from this autobiographical film-within-the-film.

Aired: 05/22/17

Rating: NR

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