• Dreamcatcher
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Feature
Running time : 104 (in minutes)

DREAMCATCHER takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors; Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community. With warmth and humour, Brenda gives hope to those who have none. Her story is their inspiration.

For twenty-five years Brenda Myers-Powell called herself'Breezy' and she dominated her world, or that's what she thought. It was a world that had turned her into a teenage, drug-addicted prostitute. After a violent encounter with a'john,' Brenda woke up in the hospital and decided to change her life. Today she is a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength for hundreds of women and girls as young as fourteen who want to change their own lives.'Dreamcatcher' explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive. By following the very charming, charismatic and truly empathic Brenda, we enter the lives of young women and see in verite footage their realities from their points of view. While the world may overlook these women and men, thankfully Brenda has not, providing an unflinching expose which contrasts seeming hopelessness against the difference that one person can make in the lives of many.

A film by Kim LONGINOTTO

UK - 2015 - Documentary, 1hr44' - Original Version ENG with subtitles

Director: Kim Longinotto
Music: Stuart Earl,
Sound: Nina Rice
Editor: Ollie Huddleston

Producers: Teddy Leifer, Lisa Stevens
Associate producers: Will Spears, John Stack
Production Companies: Rise Films, Green Acres Films, Vixen Films

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Sundance Film Festival 2015 - WORLD PREMIERE
* DIRECTING AWARD - WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY: "Dreamcatcher" - Director Kim Longinotto.

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands - European Premiere - 2015

Glasgow Film Festival, UK - 2015
Zagrebdox, Croatia - 2015
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece - 2015
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - 2015
Hot Docs, Canada - 2015
Docville, Belgium - 2015
Sydney Film Festival, Australia - 2015
Elles tournent Film Festival, Belgium - 2016


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