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Girlhood (2003)

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,845, 2 November 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$60,019, 10 May 2015
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So.. have we seen this movie before?
29 May 2006 | by AJBraxtonSee all my reviews

Haven't we seen this documentary before? Quick - name a Lifetime movie with the same story line. I was set up at the beginning for some sort of documentary on the alarming change in girl crime. But.. I didn't get it. The case studies did not seem to exemplify something alarming or horrifying. Perhaps it was the fact that with both girls the viewer was consistently given hope. Shanae made it. The other girl.. who knows where she is today. The movie I would like to have seen would have shown perhaps a wider variety and a lock-up facility where everyone is not a happy family and there is not violence. I have a hard time believing this is the norm.. but then again, the film maker does not say it's the norm...she just begins the movie with the premise that there is something alarming in the girl hood. We just never get to see it.


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