Live eXXXpressions: Sex Workers Stand Up

Mirha-Soleil Ross and Mark Karbusicky

2006, 15:00 minutes, colour, Multilingual with French/English Subtitles (Spanish Subtitles available on request)


In May 2005, over 200 sex workers and activists from around the world gathered in Montréal to celebrate the global sex workers' rights movement and the 10th anniversary of Stella. Entitled FORUM XXX, the four day event delivered on its promise for an exhilarating and politically inspiring extravaganza. It provided sex workers with an opportunity to get together and raise the power that's needed to fight for sex workers' rights and the decriminalization of prostitution on a global scale. Live eXXXpressions is a 15 minute film that reflects on the sex workers rights movement. It provides a glimpse into the Forum XXX, where sex workers' discussions, demands, and struggles for human rights took centre stage.

Au mois de mai 2005, plus de 200 travailleuses du sexe et militantes venues des 4 coins du monde ont convergé vers Montréal pour célébrer le mouvement international pour les droits des travailleuses du sexe dans le cade du 10e anniversaire de Stella. Intitulé FORUM XXX, l'événement de 4 jours a été à la hauteur des attentes et s'est révélé être une fête politique aussi inspirée qu'exaltante. Le FORUM XXX a permis aux travailleuses du sexe de se rassembler et de mobiliser les forces dont elles ont besoin pour revendiquer leurs droits et décriminaliser la prostitution à l'échelle globale.

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