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Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kim Longinotto
  • UK release: 6 March 2015

Documentary about Brenda Myers-Powell, whose Dreamcatcher Foundation is a Chicago-based charity that helps women get out of prostitution. Longinotto celebrates her subject with being sycophantic or preachy; the women (and also Myers-Powell's own former pimp, now reformed) tell their tales in their own words, and the result is both humbling and inspiring.

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Dreamcatcher

2 Mar 20154 stars

Kim Longinotto's documentary shines a light on a truly wonderful woman

Forget all those lycra-clad crime-fighters who constantly jostle for position at the box office, Dreamcatcher is a documentary about a bona fide superhero. By day, Brenda Myers-Powell works with prostitutes in prison and disadvantaged young girls in…

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