For my arts and culture column, this week I got to talk to local documentarian Josh Rofé about Lost for Life, the 2013 film he directed and produced about juveniles who are sentenced to life without parole.
Here's how the piece begins:
"Jacob Ind underwent horrific sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of his mother and stepfather. At the age of 15, he murdered them both.
Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik were small-town Idaho teens. In 2006 they donned masks, drove to the residence where classmate Cassie Jo Stoddart was housesitting, and brutally stabbed her to death.
These are just three of the more than 2,500 prisoners who have been sentenced as juveniles, some as young as 13, and are serving life without parole in American prisons.
They are also three of the men profiled by local documentarian Joshua Rofé in his riveting 2013 documentary “Lost for Life.”
“Could You Forgive?” reads the tagline for the film and to his credit, producer and director Rofé leaves us to decide. He shows the minds, hearts and, in some cases, the transformation of the prisoners"...
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.
|BRIAN DRAPER, 16 AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST FOR MURDER,|
WAS 21 AT THE TIME HE APPEARED IN LOST FOR LIFE