Sex Workers Vs. The Media: Short films by sex workers about media
Wednesday July 15, 7 pm screening
The 519 Community Centre, main floor (click here for map)
Tickets $8-12 sliding scale (available at the door)
Free for sex workers
Wheelchair accessible. ASL Interpretation
The “drug addicted” street worker, the high class escort, the trafficked thai woman…
The media is always telling stories about sex workers–but what do sex workers think about the media? More and more sex workers both in Canada and abroad are creating media that reflects the realities, joys, complexities, humour and pathos of this incredibly diverse industry–and rejecting or satirizing the stereotypes we’re abundantly familiar with. Come here the stories sex workers flip the lens to reflect on themselves and the media itself.
This evening of short films from the US, Cambodia, India and Canada includes the Canadian premiere of In Our Image, a short documentary about the making of the sex worker run $pread magazine. These screenings will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by Kara Gilles, sex worker, activist and organizer of nearly 20 years.
Curatorial assistance provided by the San Francisco Sex Worker Film, Art and Music Festival
FUNDRAISER FOR WOMEN’S NETWORK FOR UNITY, A COLLECTIVE OF SEX WORKERS IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA