Girlhood


1h 28m 2003

Brief 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 t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
TLC; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
TLC; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2003 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2003

Released in United States June 2003

Released in United States March 2003

Released in United States November 14, 2003

Released in United States November 2003

Released in United States October 31, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2004

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 10-15, 2003.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 17 - May 1, 2003.

Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (in competition) March 7-15, 2003.

Beta-SP video

Scheduled to air on The Learning Channel (TLC) Fall 2004.

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 17 - May 1, 2003.)

Released in United States March 2003 (Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (in competition) March 7-15, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2004

Released in United States June 2003 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 10-15, 2003.)

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2003

Released in United States October 31, 2003

Released in United States November 2003 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (DOC) November 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States November 14, 2003 (Los Angeles)