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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Me Facing Life - Pretrial Interview | PBS

Duration: 03:09
Program: Independent Lens #1215

In a pretrial interview, Dr. William Bernet listens as Cyntonia recounts a painful past.

In 2004, 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?

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Post Date: January 8, 2011