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  • Discover 21 St Margaret's House 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE UK (map)

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? 

JFFF Films 2014
We are Foot Soldiers

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 - Real Stories from the Sex Industry

"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.

Farrah GFE

In a cold atmosphere of her hotel room, Farrah, a young girl from suburban virgina who dreams of moving to NY City, shares an authentic narrative about how her dreams turns into the reality of high class escorting.

Earlier Event: March 15
Gender Issues
Later Event: March 15
Drug Problems