Sex Worker Shorts presented by Safe Harbour Outreach Project
The Safe Harbour Outreach Project recognizes December 17th as the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
This year, SHOP is hosting a FREE screening of a series of short films and videos created by and with sex workers, with two films from Canada, one interview-style film from the US, and a documentary-style short from Australia. These films include:
“One Leg In, One Leg Out” from Canadian filmmaker Lisa Rideout
“The Land of My Body’ from the ArmHer collective with SWANS Sudbury
“Every Ho I Know Says So” from Scarlet Alliance – Australian Sex Workers Association
“Guess Who Is A Sex Worker” by Cut, an American media production company.
Join us on Tuesday December 17th from 6:00-7:30pm at Eastern Edge’s Studio, both in memory and celebration of our wider sex working community and those we have lost, and to be in solidarity with people who have experienced violence and responded to it. These short films will be screened with a short intermission and casual discussion to follow. These films and videos cover stigma, diverse experiences in the sex industry, violence, change and transitions, and how to improve allyship and support across communities, families, and relationships.
This event is open to the public and gender-inclusive. We encourage anything thinking of bringing younger folks to consider the adult language and content, and conversations of violence.
Attendance is FREE, but we will accept small cash donations at the door in support of SHOP programming.
The Eastern Edge space is semi-accessible, with some uneven doorway entrances where some wheelchairs and motorized scooters can maneuver the building.
Our event will not serve alcohol, but we will serve light refreshments.
Some of these films have subtitles for greater accessibility, and we are able to offer individual closed captioning support for the films that don’t. If this is a support you’d like please contact Bridget *with 12 hours notice* by texting or calling 709-771-7171.