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(Rosvita Drans­feld, Canada). 80 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNN Hot Docs’s spot­light this year is on Rosie

Drans­field, whose cinema vérité strate­gies take au­di­ences deep in­side un­usual worlds – in this case, those of street sex work­ers in Ed­mon­ton.

Let­ting her cam­era do the talk­ing, Drans­field tracks Court­ney, who’s try­ing to leave the life, meth ad­dict Shelly, per­pet­u­ally bruised Nancy, as well as the po­lice task force Pro­ject Cares, whose man­date is to keep the women safe.

In one key mo­ment, an of­fi­cer at­tempt­ing to give out con­doms brings a sex worker to tears – his pres­ence has driven away one of her clients.

Exquisitely non-judg­men­tal. SGC Apr 29, 4 pm, TIFF 4

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