Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance

20–22 Apr 2017
Strathclyde Uni & Kinning Park Complex & CCA & Terrence Higgins Trust, Glasgow
Film programme

Film Fest: Fighting the Law, Changing our Lives, Stories from Sex Workers’ Rights Movements Around the World

15:00–18:00 Sat 22 Apr
CCA
 / Glasgow

Pay What You Can or FREE. Register here

  • Someone sits crosslegged on a stage with a mic. Pink subtitles cover the image
    Still from Remember the Living: Monica Forrester on Sisters in Spirit and Indigenous Sex Workers
  • a person looks over their shoulder
    Still from Travel by Nicola Mai
  • a paper lantern has the words sisters in spirit painted on it
    Still from Remember the Living: Monica Forrester on Sisters in Spirit and Indigenous Sex Workers

About the event

Three documentary films exploring diverse realities of sex workers around the world followed by a closing ceremony of the festival. This event is a fundraiser for Umbrella Lane and Unity LGBT, so we will be accepting Pay What You Can donations on the night, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please book a space here.

Programme

Travel

Travel is a participative ethnographic documentary (ethnofiction) presenting the life history of Joy, a Nigerian migrant woman selling sex in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Joy left Nigeria in order to help her family after the death of her father. She knew that she was going to sell sex before leaving, but was unaware of the hard working conditions she would have had to face in France. Travel explores Joy's experiences of self-realisation and exploitation in the sex industry by representing the way she gradually reinterprets her experience of migration and freedom as also characterised by exploitation and trafficking.

In the Shadow of St Nizier

'In the shadow of St Nizier' by Clare Havell is a short film funded by Sex Worker Open University and filmed during the 40th anniversary of the occupation of the church of St nizier in June 1975, the catalyst for the birth of the sex workers' rights movement in Europe.

Remember the Living: Monica Forrester on Sisters in Spirit and Indigenous Sex Workers

'Remember the Living: Monica Forrester on Sisters in Spirit and Indigenous Sex Workers' by Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, a short interview-documentary on the violence and mobilisation of Two Spirit sex workers.