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Girlhood

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 29, 2003
Running time:82 minutes
Cast:Shanae, Megan
Director:Liz Garbus
Producer:Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy
Distributor:Wellspring Media

Description: Coming-of-age stories of two troubled yet self-aware young girls from Baltimore. Shanae, ten years old when she was gang-raped by five boys, responded by drinking and using drugs, and then graduated to murder, with the stabbing death of a friend, at age 11. Megan, whose heroin-addicted mother abandoned her to turn tricks, ran away from ten different foster homes before being arrested for attacking another foster child with a box cutter. Both girls ended up in the Waxter Juvenile Facility, home to Maryland's most violent juvenile offenders. It is here that their journeys really begin.

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