VERY YOUNG GIRLS – Review by Jennifer Merin

Documentaries like Born Into Brothels and Highway Courtesans have made us keenly aware of the evils of child prostitution. Very Young Girls, directed by David Schisgall, Nina Alvarez and Priya Swaminathan, brings the story home by following several New York City tween and teenage girls who’ve become prostitutes, and who are trying to cope with the consequences and redirect their lives.

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BLOWIN’ UP – Review by Jennifer Merin

Blowin’ Up, is a beautifully crafted documentary that combines intimate on camera interviews with well-positioned fly on the wall observances to deliver a well-researched, convincing deliberation about the prostitution of young women, a crucial issue that concerns women of all ages. This must see film should be seen as a double bill with Very Young Girls.

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