One in 10 British men has visited a prostitute according the Independent with 80,000 sex workers providing services to meet market demand. We look explore the realities of life as a sex worker across the world. Are they victims forced in to sexual exploitation or can it be a considered career choice?
In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata's Sonagachi red light district came together to form their own organisation, Amra Padatik (Foot Soldiers), drawing inspiration from the work that their mothers have been doing to demand their right to sex work as work. The Film journeys through the lives of six Amra Padatik members whose entangled realities do not paint a picture of helplessness, but of political assertiveness and social consciousness. Stereotypical images of their suffering are something that many of them identify with, yet, far from despair and fear, in the face of adversity, their responses are far more complex, hopeful and strong.
"Normal" examines the complex trajectories traced by migrants in the global sex industry and interrogates represention of victimhood. Unheard stories based on original interviews with people working in the sex industry in UK, Albania, Italy. Actors portray all the characters in order to guarantee the anonymity and safety of the original interviewees.