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Documentary Screening of “They Call Us Monsters” in Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth will be hosting a viewing of a documentary called “They Call Us Monsters,” which follows the experiences of three young offenders in California who are facing lengthy prison sentences for crimes committed as children, on Monday November 14th at 7p.m. at the Capitol Visitor Center in the South Theatre (room 241). The film chronicles their life experiences against the backdrop of the communities they grew up in, as well as a state-wide debate over how to treat children who commit serious crimes. Emotional and thought-provoking, the film represents discussions that have been happening around the country over the last several years on how and why we incarcerate children. With the U.S. Supreme Court finding that life without parole sentences are unconstitutional for the vast majority of juvenile offenders earlier this year in Montgomery v. Louisiana, the film and the discussion it promotes takes on renewed urgency.
Discussion afterward with filmmaker, Ben Lear, along with special guest Congressman Tony Cardenas.