Oxford Brookes Documentary Club: Dreamcatcher

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Dreamcather

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus

Details

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.

Watch the trailer here.

Oxford Brookes Documentary Club is dedicated to bringing you interesting and inspiring documentaries that give voice to a wide variety of topics. 

All our events are free and open to all.

Book your ticket and you will get 10% discount voucher in Cafe Central. 

This project is kindly supported by the Faculty of TDE.

There is limited parking available at Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill Hall from 4.30pm, and it is on a first come, first served basis.

Full Programme:

  • Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Dinosaur 13
  • Thursday 30th April 2015 - Web Junkie
  • Thursday 07th May 2015 - As the Crow Flies