Dreamcatcher (2015)


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 (7)

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

Sep 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite the harrowing stories that fill the film from start to finish, "Dreamcatcher" is not hopeless. How could it be hopeless when there are people like Myers-Powell in the world?

Mar 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | 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.

Mar 19, 2015 | Full Review…

It's grim, unfussy and deeply moving.

Mar 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Brenda Myers-Powell is a star: she'll have you by the heart in the first minutes of this documentary.

Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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By the end of Kim Longinotto's harrowing "Dreamcatcher," I could barely catch my breath.

Jan 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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