In California, violent juveniles between 14-17 years old can be tried as adults. Their families and advocates still see them as children, but to the system they are adults and to their victims, they are monsters.
The film follows three of them - Jarad, Juan and Antonio - who are facing decades of imprisonment inside a Los Angeles jail known as the
Compound. While imprisoned, they sign up for a screenwriting class and through the creating of a short film that collectively fictionalizes
their lives and dreams, all three inadvertently grant the audience a remarkable insight into their minds and experiences.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Manfred Nowak (Research Centre Human Rights) on the topic of the new UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, moderated by Solmaz Khorsand (Wiener Zeitung).
The event is held in English!