KRCL Music Blog

The R.O.I.: Brenda Myers-Powell and the DreamCatcher Foundation

February 23, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

KRCL’s R.O.I brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community.

As co-founder and executive director of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Brenda Myers-Powell works to to end human trafficking in Chicago. She’s no academic – she spent 25 years on the streets, starting at the age of 14. Her past and present are on screen in the documentary DreamCatcher, which the Utah Film Center will present Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Lara Jones had a chance to speak to Brenda recently, and here’s some of what she said:

 

The ROI - Dreamcatcher     

 

Brenda Myers-Powell of the DreamCatcher Foundation will join a panel discussion on the film and her work after DreamCatcher the documentary screens free Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 South, in Salt Lake.

Winner: Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary – 2015 Sundance Film Festival;Official selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Damn These Heels

July 3, 2013 in The Beehive by KrclAdmin Beehive_336x280
The Beehive - Damn These Heels     

 

The Utah Film Center celebrates 10 years of their LGBT focused Damn These Heels film festival. The event provides an opportunity to connect people through film – giving rise to greater understanding, tolerance, and self-acceptance.