DREAMCATCHER (Award Winning Documentary)
Using unobtrusive verité camera work that inhabits Brenda's miraculous perspective, master director Longinotto follows intimate stories along Brenda’s path. Child molestation, physical abuse, poverty, and silence are among the common denominators of their dire situations. Like a shining star in the darkness, Brenda appears, doing a dance and upending the paradigm: "Hold the rest of the world accountable for what’s been done to you ... It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault."
Longinotto is a British documentary filmmaker, well known for making films that highlight the plight of female victims of oppression or discrimination. Longinotto studied camera and directing at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. Longinotto is an observational filmmaker. Observational cinema, also known as direct cinema, free cinema or cinema verite, usually excludes certain documentary techniques such as advanced planning, scripting, staging, narration, lighting, reenactment and interviewing. Longinotto’s unobtrusiveness, which is an important part of observational documentary, gives the women on camera a certain voice and presence that may not have emerged with another documentary genre. She has received a number of awards for her films over the years, including a BAFTA for her documentary Pink Saris.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
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Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss and demonstrate the work that is being done to end human trafficking and exploitation in Chicago. Explain the education, outreach, and collaboration activities that are addressing this critical issue in Chicago and the impact they are having.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a filmmaker known for highlighting the plight of female victims of oppression or discrimination. I studied camera and directing at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England.
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