Evolution of a Criminal | 2014

Crime, Documentary
Ten years after a teenaged Darius robbed a bank to help his struggling family, he returns to his hometown to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends, and victims.

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Synopsis

How does a 16 year-old honor student evolve into a bank robber? Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe asks this very question-about himself. After seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, Monroe decided to help them by robbing a bank with two friends. In the film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount the stages of his transformation, going from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family's financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole. This intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness also examines lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.

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