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Independent Lens Episode: "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story"

Season 12, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: The thought-provoking story of Cyntoia Brown, a young woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age 16. The documentary, which tracks her journey through the justice system, explores the role genetics may have played in shaping her, how her birth mother's alcohol abuse affected her prenatal development and her troubled life since. "This is a kid who had some horrible life experiences," says forensic psychiatrist William Bernet. "Many, many bad things happened to her."
Original Air Date: Mar 1, 2011

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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