Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Netflix has acquired a documentary that will chronicle Cyntoia Brown’s incarceration and fight for clemency.
Daniel H. Birman is directing the feature, after having explored Brown’s story in “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story,” which aired in 2011 as a part of PBS’s Independent Lens series.
In the yet-to-be-titled doc, Briman will document the still-ongoing updates in Brown’s story, which began in 2004, when a then 16-year-old Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for killing a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex.
Brown was tried as an adult, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.
But this year, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Gov. Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency.
Gov. Haslam did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of Brown’s maturity, education, and good behavior as a prisoner.
The documentary is set to premiere next month on Netflix.
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