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Dreamcatcher (2015)

Dreamcatcher (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Unforgettable and deeply moving, Dreamcatcher uses an extraordinary true personal story to make emphatic socioeconomic arguments.

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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. (C) Official Site

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

Myers-Powell understands the psychology of human trafficking, and her advice is admirably sober, clear-eyed, and devoid of sentiment.

September 10, 2015 | Full Review…

These stories are hard to hear, but Myers-Powell demonstrates that bearing witness and testifying are key to recovery and healing, as are unconditional love and a belief that no one is past redemption.

March 19, 2015 | Full Review…

From street to cell, this is a precise, thoroughgoing indictment of the systemic sexism, racism and classism that creates a climate of endemic sex work, and it combines this with bold and revelatory strategies for making change.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

An exemplary piece of verité film-making.

March 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Director Kim Longinotto somehow inveigles her camera into the lives of prostitutes, abused teenagers and drug addicts on the streets of Chicago, and elicits confessions and revelations that leave you gasping.

March 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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It's grim, unfussy and deeply moving.

March 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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