Girlhood (2003)

Girlhood
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords adolescence, crime, drugs, murder, prostitution, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mary Manhardt Editor n/a 172 7000001
Theodore Shapiro Music n/a 120781 8000001
Amy Goodman Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Phil Hall Film Publicist n/a 121076 29000001
Tony Hardmon Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Amy Goodman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Megan Jensen Actor n/a 1 1000002
Liz Garbus Director n/a 2 2000001
Liz Garbus Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rory Kennedy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Shanae Owens Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Follows 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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