An example of my film project: 'Sex Workers Speakeasy'. Sex Workers Speakeasy is a film and media project, launched at the recent Desiree Alliance 5th Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The aim of this project is to allow current and former sex workers a platform from which to express our experiences of working in an industry besieged by blame, discrimination, prejudice, and stigma. What makes sex work challenging? What makes it liberating? What frustrates us? What educates us and so much more. Rather than existing as the marginalised group all too often talked 'about', here we take back our voices and become those doing the talking.
Using only the mouth to convey the message has a two-fold intent - firstly it allows more anonymity which for many people working within punitive legal and/or cultural frameworks, or who are facing massive discrimination is absolutely crucial and reflects that which we hope to change through ongoing activism. Secondly, it stops the viewer from over identifying with, and then projecting onto the image; focussing only on the message thus offering far greater impact. The Words not The Person.
All contributions range from 1.5 mins to 4 mins maximum. I intend to collaborate with sex workers across the board, regardless of location, culture, gender identity, age, and experience of the work. In fact, the greater the diversity the more powerful the message.
Please message me if you would like to contribute to this documentary. Your community needs YOU!
You can send me your words as a recording only if you do not wish to be identified by your mouth/voice, and a representative will read your words over a film still to indicate that this was a submission where the contributor was unable to 'come out' in any way whatsoever. This too should hold significant relevance.
Nothing will be published without your constant and ongoing approval, and all contributions are anonymous unless otherwise specified.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or contributions.
And a very big "Thank You!" to those who have already submitted to this project.
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