Jacinta directed by Jessica Earnshaw
Jacinta directed by Jessica Earnshaw

Hulu released the official trailer for the documentary Jacinta that follows a young woman who struggles to find stability amid years of addiction and reconnect with the daughter she left behind.

Following an impressive festival run at DOC NYC, AFI Fest, IDFA, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary, MountainFilm, where the film won Best Feature; and Tribeca Film Festival where it earned its director, Jessica Earnshaw, the award for Best New Documentary Director – Jacinta opens in select theaters on Friday, October 8th.

Filmed for over three years, “Jacinta” begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. As a child, Jacinta became entangled in her mother’s world of drugs and crime and has followed her in and out of the system since she was a teenager. This time, as Jacinta is released from prison, she hopes to maintain her sobriety and reconnect with her own daughter, Caylynn, 10, who lives with her paternal grandparents. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction. With unparalleled access and a gripping vérité approach, director Jessica Earnshaw paints a deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma over generations.

Watch the official trailer for Jacinta.

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