Who Cares: now on Netflix Canada

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Who Cares: now on Netflix Canada

After its world premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto; screenings at DOXA in Vancouver; and sold out screenings in Winnipeg and Edmonton, the feature documentary Who Cares, by Gemini Award-winning filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld will be available online on January 8 at www.nfb.ca/whocares via Download to Own and Video on Demand starting January 8, 2013, Who Cares is produced for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) by Bonnie Thompson.

Who Cares

This disturbing yet revealing cinéma vérité-style film enters the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton’s sex trade workers, telling the powerful story of women caught in a heartbreaking cycle of addiction, violence and prostitution. Courtney, known as “the prostitute from 107th avenue,” struggles to stay clean; Shelly takes care of everyone but herself when she’s not on crystal meth; and Nancy, a sweet young girl, explains her bruises away as accidents. They drop by the Reno Pub to get out of the cold, shoot a game of pool and swap stories with the bartender about their lives and their dreams of getting straight. Meanwhile, out on the streets, in this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide DNA samples to an RCMP Project Kare task force investigating the unsolved murders of women, so that their next of kin can be notified if the worst should happen.