Migration, the sex industry and sex trafficking - Film Screening: NORMAL

by Lou Clark
on Monday 18 Feb 2013

type: Event Notice
topic: Miscellaneous
region: Bristol
event time: Sunday 24 Feb 2013 18:30

Sunday 24th February 6.30pm Cube Cinema

Normal is a 65 minute creative documentary based on original anthropological research on the relationship between migration, the sex industry and sex trafficking. The film brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen. It draws on original research interviews with people working in the sex industry in Albania, Italy and the UK. Their voices often go against the grain of popular expectations that most migrant sex workers are exploited and forced to sell sex against their will. Confronting these attitudes, Normal uncovers a layered, human story of migration and sex work. Normal is made of unexpected, disturbing, sometimes moving and often contradictory life stories. The viewer is continually challenged by the truth of their words, their dreams and the lives that they lead. All the characters are portrayed by actors, guaranteeing the anonymity of the original interviewees and emphasizing the performative nature of selves.

We are hoping that the screening of the film will be an occasion to have local debates about sex work support and anti-trafficking social interventions, politics and realities, so it will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Nick Mai, which will be chaired by Michal Nahman of the University of the West of England

For any further information on the screening please contact Nick Mai: nicolamai@hotmail.com 07726 963922.

Film trailer Here.

Cube Cinema link Here.

Link: http://vimeo.com/50289487