• Jacinta
  • Jacinta


by Jessica Earnshaw Documentary Competition

26-year-old Jacinta has come to the end of a nine-month prison sentence at Maine Correctional Center, the same prison where her mother, Rosemary, is serving her time. In addition to their intimate relationship, mother and daughter are also united by a sad truth: both are convicted criminals and drug addicts. Their family history is marked by a cycle of drug use and imprisonment that has been repeated over generations. A vicious circle that Jacinta wants to break for the sake of her own daughter, 10-year-old Caylynn. This documentary accompanies Jacinta over a period of three years, highlighting her daily struggle as she attempts to get her life back on track, stay sober and maintain her relationship with Caylynn. Shot from a strictly female perspective, director Jessica Earnshaw tells a story of dependence and the hereditary nature of trauma. She provides a deeply touching insight into the causes and devastating effects of addiction.

  • Genre: DOC: Drugs & Addiction
  • Country, Year: USA, 2020
  • Runtime: 105 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Jessica Earnshaw
  • Cinematography: Jessica Earnshaw
  • Editor: George O'Donnell
  • Sound: Jessica Earnshaw
  • Music: Gil Talmi
  • Producers: Jessica Earnshaw, Holly Meehl, Nimisha Mukerji
  • Co-Producers: Emily Zinnemann, Keith Rivers
  • Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Patti Quillin, Jamie Wolf
  • Production Companies: Endeavor Pictures, Lunamax Films, Shot Glass Productions
  • World Sales: Cinetic Media
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