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Offering a glimpse inside the hearts and minds of violent youth felons, Real Time explores the reality of adolescent life in prison--from the first film crew allowed inside the compound that houses the system's youngest offenders. This documentary follows minors in a California youth prison as they learn filmmaking and create two short films. At this prison complex, wards enter between the ages of eleven and seventeen and can stay until they are twenty-four, at which time thay are either moved to state or federal prison or they are released. These kids are incarcerated for various sex crimes, homicides, armed robbery and assault. A film that examines violent teenage crime, punishment and rehabilitation with a never before seen point-of-view, Real Time has won critical acclaim and an audience constituency among people concerned about at-risk youth. This includes teenagers, parents, educators, social workers and people in both the law enforcement and juvenile justice communities.