Community Cinema at Soka University - Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Date: 02.17.2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Pauling Hall 216

Me Facing LifeAdmission: Free

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story is a documentary film by Daniel H. Birman. Follow the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), KOCE-TV (PBS) and Soka University of America are pleased to announce the second year of the Community Cinema series, which begins in October. The largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television, Community Cinema features a sneak peek of nine documentaries set to broadcast on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.

Community Cinema, in partnership with the Humanities Concentration and Student Affairs, screen films monthly from October through June (Pauling 216, 7 p.m.). After the screenings, Community Cinema features panel discussions with leading community based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources, and other programming designed to help our students and our community learn more and get involved.

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Soka University/ITVS producing partners: Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli, Julian Petkov, Kandi Haro and Kathrine Maia.

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