Exploring the Representation of Sex Workers in Film
After a successful run in Leicester in 2015, the project has taken to the road with a season of films and debates which offer a challenging insight into the lives of those working in the sex industry.
The aim of these events is to raise awareness on the issue (and impact) of violence perpetrated against sex workers, which is all too often taken for granted by the media and the general public.
This year’s project is launched at New Art Exchange on 23 November at 6:30pm with a screening of "Personal Services" by Terry Jones, which is followed by a Q&A session with Dr Rosie Campbell OBE, Co-Chair Sex Work Research Hub & Trustee National Ugly Mugs, and Daniela Scotece, CEO Prostitute Outreach Workers Nottingham (POW). The programme then continues at Nottingham Contemporary on 29 Nov, 6 Dec and 13 Dec at 6:30pm - 9pm and 17 Dec at 2pm.
In comparing the cultural perceptions of sex work, we have chosen to screen both Italian and British films. The selected films also belong to different time periods, ranging from the early 1960’s to the present. As the Red Project is a journey across the UK, it is also a journey across time and space.
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