The documentary focuses on Chicago’s Brenda Myers-Powell whose Dreamcatcher Foundation fights to end human trafficking and to prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth. “Dreamcatcher” will screen as part of the World Cinema Documentary section at the festival.
The film is directed by Kim Longinotto (“Salma,” “Rough Aunties”). Myers-Powell is a former Chicago prostitute who helps women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. Her foundation helps women and girls acquire the tools they need to leave the sex industry.
Production companies are Rise Films, Vixen Films and Green Acres production in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation. Producers are Lisa Stevens and three-time Emmy winner Teddy Leifer (“The Invisible War”). Executive producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Regina K. Scully.
Showtime has not set a date for the documentary’s premiere.
Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.