A candid portrait of a woman’s redemptive fight against sexual exploitation, Kim Longinotto’s masterful observational film follows Brenda, a charismatic former drug addict and prostitute who, having turned her life around, has made it her mission to give hope to women and girls in need. Through her Dreamcatcher Foundation, she reaches out to sex workers, at-risk teens and women in prison, sharing her story, and, just as importantly, listening to theirs. Kim Longinotto is this year’s recipient of the Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence at DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute. Courtesy of Showtime and Women Make Movies.
DOC NYC will admit AMPAS members and a guest to any film screening in the festival’s “Short List” section, space permitting. AMPAS members will need to present their membership card at the box office to claim a ticket.
Section:Short List: Features
Themes:ActivismAfrican-AmericanCitiesHuman RightsOutsidersRaceWomen DirectorsYouth
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Director: Kim Longinotto
Producer: Teddy Leifer & Lisa Stevens
Cinematographer: Kim Longinotto
Editor: Ollie Huddleston
Music: Stuart Earl
Running Time: 98