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Rated NR · 94 min. · 2019

Documentary

In 2004, the United States' first problem-solving court around prostitution was created in Queens County, New York. The court, presided over by the Honorable Toko Serita, attempts to redress the way women and young girls arrested for prostitution are shuffled through the criminal justice system. With unparalleled access to the workings of the court, BLOWIN' UP captures what it feels like to go through these criminal proceedings as a female defendant. The overwhelming majority of women arrested are undocumented Asian immigrants, black, Latina and transgender youth. We hear directly from these women, in their own words, and we begin to understand the complex scenarios that bring them into the courtroom. As the film progresses, and a new administration takes over in the White House in 2016, the courtroom's fragile ecosystem is tested and the fates of those who pass through become less certain.

Official Site: www.blowinupfilm.com
Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal
Writer: Stephanie Wang-Breal

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