Blowin' Up

Nominee
Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
'Blowin' Up' offers one of the most hopeful real-world visions of heroic women...ever to fill the screen.

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Blowin' Up

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, BLOWIN’ UP celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face.
Genre
Documentary, Women and Film
Runtime
94
Language
English, Mandarin, Japanese
Director
Stephanie Wang-Breal
Writer(s)
Stephanie Wang-Breal
Awards:
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

The world presented in “Blowin’ Up,” Stephanie Wang-Breal’s vérité dive into a progressive courtroom in Queens, is an overwhelmingly female one. Presided over by the benevolent Judge Toko Serita, this haven for women accused of prostitution-related crimes (officially known as the Human Trafficking ...

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