Documentary Film Screening: Dreamcatcher
This Women’s month will be all about celebrating women who are not always seen or heard.
Recognition, in partnership with Muntpunt and Afrika Film Festival present
Directed By: Kim Longinotto
Written By: Kim Longinotto
Runtime: 98 minutes
For twenty-five years Brenda Myers-Powell called herself ‘Breezy’ and she dominated her world, or that’s what she thought. It was a world that had turned her into a teenage, drug-addicted prostitute. After a violent encounter with a ‘john,’ Brenda woke up in the hospital and decided to change her life. Today she is a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength for hundreds of women and girls as young as fourteen who want to change their own lives.
‘Dreamcatcher’ explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive. By following the very charming, charismatic and truly empathic Brenda, we enter the lives of young women and see in verite footage their realities from their points of view. While the world may overlook these women and men, thankfully Brenda has not, providing an unflinching expose which contrasts seeming hopelessness against the difference that one person can make in the lives of many.
Screening will be followed a discussion with Modi Ntambwe and Johanna Couvée
Event supported by Muntpunt and Afrika FilmFestival – Leuven and Elles Tournent Dames Draaien
Entrance: FREE but please register here: