Cyntoia’s Story: The 16 Year Old Killer

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In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Cyntoia was a prostitute and he was her client.

Film-maker Daniel Birman was granted unique access to Cyntoia from the week of her arrest, throughout her trial and over a period of six years. His documentary explores the tragic events in her life that led up to the murder, and Cyntoia’s biological mother meets he daughter for the first time since giving her up for adoption 14 years earlier.

The film explores the history of abuse, violence, drugs and prostitution back through three generations. As Cyntoia faces a lifetime in prison, the programme asks difficult questions about her treatment by the American justice system.

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  • cristal

    so sad that she has to serve life. i couldnt have said it any better then Jessica Evans. but the system needs to get it together their are soooo many child molesters walking free or on “parole” that dont EVER register and still get a second, third n even fourth chance in life to molest all over again sick people like that deserve life even the death penalty. Please if u work as district attorney or in criminal court rooms review the cases right some people dont deserve life or just the outstanding time given to them.