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Longinotto's documentary is about Brenda Myers-Powell, who fights against sexual exploitation and supports prostitutes in Chicago. Brenda knows what she is talking about: her own story, involving teenage prostitution and a life of violence and abuse, is in stark contrast to her dauntless energy and optimism.
This is said to be a documentary about human trafficking, but is it? Like grooming, trafficking is another relatively new buzzword used by opponents of prostitution.
Obviously no half-decent person wants to see underage girls becoming ensnared in this vice, and for those at the bottom end of the oldest profession (is there a top end?) it is admirable that activists should attempt to offer them ways out, that much may be said for even the odious Catharine Mackinnon. However, it remains to be seen if the outreach work shown here does much if any good.
It is noteworthy that almost all the women who speak herein claim to have been raped or otherwise sexually abused, mostly as children, even a former pimp claims to have been sexually assaulted - he became lovers with his aunt! He saw his father beating up his mother, who stayed rather than walk out on him, so our pimp friend thought it was okay for him to beat his girlfriend.
"Dreamcatcher" drones on for nearly two hours, that is if you can make it to the end.