Following its recent win at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Showtime has announced that “Dreamcatcher” will premiere on the network on March 27th at 9 pm ET/PT. The film is an inspirational portrait of Chicago’s Brenda Myers-Powell whose Dreamcatcher Foundation fights to end human trafficking and prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth.
“Dreamcatcher” recently made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Documentary section. The documentary won the World Cinema Directing Award honoring the work of veteran documentarian Kim Longinotto. “Dreamcatcher” focuses on Brenda Myers-Powell, a former Chicago prostitute who helps women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families and the communities where they live. Armed with an overwhelming personality and unflinching focus, Brenda established The Dreamcatcher Foundation, which helps women and girls acquire the tools they need to leave the sex industry.
“Dreamcatcher” is a Rise Films, Vixen Films and Green Acres production in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation.
It is directed and shot by Kim Longinotto and produced by Lisa Stevens and three-time Emmy winner Teddy Leifer.
Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Regina K. Scully serve as executive producers.