Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story
Event: Feb 19, 2011
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY CINEMA presents a free screening of: ME FACING LIFE: Cyntoia’s Story by Daniel Birman

Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to Life in a Tennessee Prison meaning, in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about v…iolence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start. (60 minutes) More details.

Guest Speaker: Gina Womack, Executive Director, Families & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children. www.fflic.org

FREE Admission. Refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market.
Seating is limited, please RSVP at mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org.

New Orleans Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series that pairs independently produced documentary films on timely and important social issues with leading organizations working on related issues in communities across the country. Screenings may be followed by a panel discussion, featured speaker, or other presentation.

Hosted by CHARITABLE FILM NETWORK, Press Street / Antenna, Whole Foods Market, and ITVS. For more information contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org or visit communitycinema.org.

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