Carissa 2008 NR

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(3) IMDb 7.2/10

Last year, Carissa Phelps graduated with both a law degree and an MBA from UCLA. But when she was 12, she was homeless and forced into prostitution in Fresno.

Starring:
Ron Jenkins, Carissa Phelps
Runtime:
23 minutes

Carissa

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director David Sauvage
Starring Ron Jenkins, Carissa Phelps
Supporting actors Roganne Wegermann
Studio CreateSpace
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Lamb on August 16, 2010
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I work at a juvenile detention facility. This is a short film, about twenty minutes, which tells this young woman's story about her conscription into forced prostitution.
Every adult and teen needs to understand that most prostitutes aren't just sluts who like the work. Many are good girls who get entrapped at a very young age, and who are beaten and kept hungry until they are disposed of, often to provide an example for other working children.
This woman describes her journey in a film short enough to hold the attention of at-risk girls like she once was. We've shown it many times in our institution, in part, because the girl ends up graduating from college, in spite of her trials. Carissa is a winner!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Olsen on January 2, 2013
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Very Real... Such a moving documentary, especially after reading Carissa's Book - Runaway Girl. The film was short but to the point. Highly Recommend both the movie and the book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AKD on August 24, 2013
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I bought this DVD after reading the book and adopting it for a course on women and crime. However, it is only minimally enriching. There was so much room to comment on so much more. Missed opportunity.
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