Stolen Dreams | Sonhos RoubadosDir: Sandra Werneck
Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams like all teenage girls have. They live in a low-income community in Rio de Janeiro. The dysfunctional families, early pregnancy, lack of money and education are their daily realities. To get money – they end up turning to prostitution as a solution. But even under such circumstances, they have a great sense of humor and they try to enjoy life as it is. STOLEN DREAMS shows the specific issues of low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro, but also touches upon universal dilemmas experienced by all low-income adolescents despite the cities they live in. Movie makes you think, what is the role of civil society at all and shows how badly every country needs it. The feature film deals with the impact of social exclusion in the lives of children and adolescents, with a focus on the issue of sexuality. Same time author did not want to make a denunciation film, it portrays situations that demand reflection, but the film veers into various directions, and it is built upon affectionate relationships, friendships and decisions such as having a child or not. This film also transports you to a context where there is joy, solidarity and friendship.
Length: 1h 25'
Producer: Karen McKinnon
Script: Karen McKinnon
DoP: Bachir Benfaida
Cast: Maurice Roëves, Marie-Sohna Conde, Destin Lenord
Awards and festivals:
São Paulo (Audience Award), Vancouver