Friday, 11th November, 15:00, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade
Saturday, 12th November, 19:30, Art Cinema Kolarac, Belgrade
Director: Kim Longinotto
Cast: Brenda Myers-Powell, Homer King, T. T, Keena
Screenplay: Lisa Stevens
Producer: Lisa Stevens, Teddy Leifer
Director of Photography: Kim Longinotto
Editing: Ollie Huddleston
Music: Stuart Earl
Production name: Green Acres Films, Vixen Films, Rise Films
You got any dreams you wanna catch?
Sundance award winner Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute with a drug habit, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community, and works to help women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. Dreamcatcher lays bare the hidden violence that astates the lives of these young women, their families and the communities where they live in Chicago and Brenda’s unflinching intervention that turns these desperate lives around.
Internationally acclaimed documentarian Kim Longinotto is well known for making films about extraordinary women, particularly female victims of oppression or discrimination. Longinotto studied camera and directing at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, where she now occasionally tutors. While studying at NFTS, she made a documentary about the draconian all-girls boarding school she attended as a child, which was shown at the London Film Festival. She has continued to be a prolific observational documentary filmmaker ever since. Her films have won dozens of top awards at festivals worldwide, including the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at Sundance 2009 (Rough Aunties), a Peabody award (Sisters in Law), and a BAFTA (Divorce Iranian Style). Longinotto has directed many documentaries for broadcasters including BBC, HBO, PBS and Channel 4. One of her latest films, Salma, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Festivals and awards:
Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2015
Robert & Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence, DOC NYC, 2015
“My Generation” Award, Zagreb:Dox Croatia, 2015
“Persistence of Vision” Award, San Francisco Film Festival, 2015
International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2015
Intensely moving…a real-world version of movie-star magnetism…remarkable for the honest, intimate rapport it achieves with highly vulnerable human subjects.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Raw, powerful, and downright inspirational
Oktay Ege Kozak, IndieWire
Remarkable…calm, non-judgmental and engaging…deeply moving.
Benjamin Lee, The Guardian