Netflix Secures Rights to Documentary on Cyntoia Brown

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Netflix announced earlier this month that it has acquired a documentary that tells the story of Cyntoia Brown and how she gained clemency.

Director Daniel H. Birman will direct the film, which still remains untitled. Birman had previously directed a part of Brown’s fight for clemency in the documentary titled Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, which aired in 2011 as part of PBS’s Independent Lens Series.

The 2011 documentary tells the story of Brown, who was arrested when she was 16-years-old in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a man who solicited her for sex. She was sentenced to life in prison and tried as an adult, The New York Times previously reported.

Court documents obtained by The New York Times stated that Brown’s mother placed her for adoption when she was a child. When Brown was 16, she ran away from her adoptive family and lived in a…

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