BLOWIN' UP

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Directed by

Stephanie Wang-Breal

Produced by

Carrie Weprin

Edited by

Jonathan Oppenheim

Cinematography by

Erik Shirai

Blowin' Up takes us inside the walls of an experimental courtroom in Queens, New York, that attempts to redress the way women 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 proceedings as a female defendant. As the film unfolds, we hear directly from these women, in their own words, and begin to understand the complex scenarios that brought them into this space in the first place, A decidedly people-focused film, Blowin’ Up exposes how we can work together to create more humane ways to navigate an inhumane criminal justice system and allows us to witness this unique environment as an unfiltered, immersive experience.

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