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.