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Watch: Exclusive 'Lost for Life' Trailer Contemplates Forgiving Juveniles Who Commit Murder

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire July 18, 2014 at 12:54PM

The documentary "Lost for Life" examines the judicial and public debate surrounding the life-without-parole sentences that states dole out to juvenile offenders who have committed first-degree murder.

Produced by SnagFilms co-founders Ted Leonsis and Rick Allen, in partnership with Academy Award winning documentarian Mark Jonathan Harris, Peter Landesman and Scott Budnick, "Lost for Life" screened at last year's AFI DOCS and the Nantucket Film Festival. Director Joshua Rofé spent four years interviewing juvenile offenders, their families and the families of the murder victims.

READ MORE: Here's How 'Lost for Life,' A Powerful New Documentary About Juvenile Murder, Came Together

The issue of clemency, and whether or not it should be extended to juvenile offenders who committed violent crimes in their youth, functions as the centerpiece of the film's first trailer, which can be viewed exclusively below.

Distributed by SnagFilms, "Lost for Life" can be watched on iTunes HERE. [Editor's Note: SnagFilms is Indiewire's parent company.]

This article is related to: SnagFilms, SnagFilms, Joshua Rofé, Trailers, Trailers, Trailer


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