“Street Girls” doc gets development grant from Sundance, WorldView

The documentary, which follows three Nigerian girls working as prostitutes as they're arrested and enter the country's first "Women's Rehabilitation Center," will be one of four films receiving grants during Sundance London, beginning later this week.
April 23, 2012

Katie Mark’s Street Girls, a documentary following three Nigerian girls working as prostitutes as they’re arrested and enter the country’s first “Women’s Rehabilitation Center,” will receive a documentary development award and £10,000 grant from the Sundance Institute and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s WorldView project.

Mark, based in New York, was previously a producer for Aljazeera English News and BBC London News.

The grant will be one of four presented during the inaugural edition of Sundance London, taking place from April 26-29 at The O2. Other films to be awarded include the scripted projects FARMING; My Brother, The Devil; and Valley of Saints.

The new awards were created to recognize films focusing on social justice issues in the developing world.


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