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Pittsburgh's Community Cinema February screening: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

WQED Multimedia

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM (EST)

Pittsburgh, United States

Pittsburgh's Community Cinema February screening: Me...

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Join WQED Multimedia for the February Community Cinema* screening of Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story. The documentary follows the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start. 


Watch the trailer here


Screening begins at 6:30 p.m. with expert discussion panel immediately following.


Discussion panelists will be:

Dr. Sara Goodkind, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Beatriz Luna, Director, Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Nancy Condee, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

Donna Pfender, President of the Fight for Lifers organization


This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.   


Free parking is available in the Carnegie Mellon parking lot located at Forbes and Morewood Avenues (after 5 p.m.)


 * Debuting in October 2010 and running through June 2011, Pittsburgh's Community Cinema at WQED is a FREE monthly documentary screening series on topics important to our community, region, and world. The program provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television. Each monthly screening will feature a guest discussion panel comprised of educators, stakeholders, film scholars, and members of our community who will explore the film's themes in greater depth.


WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster.  The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world.  WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities.  It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate);  Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (; and The WQED Education Department. 


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