DreamcatcherKim Longinotto, 104 min, UK, USA.
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.
Dreamcatcher won the Directing Award for World Cinema - Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2015 and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the same category.
Longinotto has had a long and illustrious career, her first film - Pride of Place - released in 1976. Many of her movies focus on victims of oppression and discrimination, especially women, and uses an observational technique instead of pre-scripting or interviewing. She’s won several awards - including an Inspiration Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010, an award given to those who has championed the medium of documentary film, and the Amnesty DOEN Award at IDFA 2002. Doc Lounge has previously screened her films Rough Aunties (in 2010) and Pink Saris (in 2011).
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Dreamcatcher is shown at Doc Lounge as a part of Moving Docs.