Jennifer Petrucelli received her B.A. in History from Cornell University in 1990. Before attending Stanford, she worked as a television and radio producer at Hal Riney & Partners, a San Francisco-based advertising agency. In addition to her commercial work, Jennifer has produced several short documentaries on Bay Area writers and artists.
Stealing Time profiles the lives of three teenagers at the Sierra Youth Center -- a Juvenile Detention Program in Santa Rosa, California. The film follows Megan, Sam, and Brain over the course of six months as they move toward their release dates. The piece seeks to put a face on "at-risk youth," to challenge our monolithic notion of what a juvenile offender looks like. Megan, Sam, and Brian come from different backgrounds, have committed different crimes and are struggling to negotiate different life circumstances. What they have in common is serving time at Sierra -- an experience we come to know through their eyes.
16mm color film
16mm black and white film