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Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 31 October 2003 (USA)
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Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

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Liz Garbus
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Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated
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English

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31 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,845, 2 November 2003

Gross USA:

$37,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,977
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Story telling is exactly what it should be
7 February 2007 | by GennaJourneySee all my reviews

I felt a need to just say a word or two about this movie. It isn't everyday a female teacher gets a chance to see a story about girls who are being lost and left by the wayside.

Whatever happens with the class clown who just seems to have one or two social problems? Do they go on to reform themselves and be a girl makes good story? Or do they just sink down into a pit of their own making? This documentary is one about two ladies in Baltimore, Maryland. The story might play out differently if people live in different parts of the United States. It even might be common enough where a street smart person might say, "Yes and?" For everyone else, it can be devastating.

These ladies are smart, pretty, idealistic and ambitious. How did they wind up incarcerated at such a young age? Will they make it? The filmmaker just tells you about their circumstances. She doesn't have to go into depth for those of us familiar with the statistics. If you like documentaries and want to find out more, make use of the resources mentioned in the DVD extras and take another step.

It is worth your time and your understanding.


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