Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

(Extra credit opportunity for my students -- go watch it and write a two page, typed, response)

Join KET for monthly screenings of Independent Lens films in Lexington as part of the Independent Television Service's (ITVS) nationwide Community Cinema program. All Screenings are FREE and open to the public!

February's film is Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story. In 2004, sixteen year old 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?

February 17, 2010
6:00 PM
Lexington Public Library, Central Branch
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

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