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Time Out says

“I believe a woman’s love is stronger than a man’s,” states 17-year-old Guddi Chauhan early on in Mystelle Brabbee’s revealing doc, which examines the practice of teen prostitution in central India’s Bachara community. Brabbee captures six years in Guddi’s life, as she struggles with aspirations to become a teacher—and lose the sizable income earned by soliciting truck drivers—and copes with longtime boyfriend Sagar’s refusal to marry. Though Brabbee’s candid interviews with her subjects are impressive, her meandering footage starts to lose focus before its 71-minute running time is up. (Opens Fri; Quad.)—Erin Clements

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