Sex Worker Open University London – June 9th, 8pm
Luca, one of the organizers of the the Sex Worker Open University London will present the documentary "SWOU 2011" and talk about the Sex Worker Open University, a collective based in London that is made up of sex workers, former sex workers and allies.
Sex Worker Open University London, Stuart Ireson
GB 2012, 15 min., english
"SWOU 2011" is a 15 minutes long documentary realised during the Sex Worker Open University held in October 2011 in London, UK. During one week, sex workers and allies came together to share their experiences, their knowledge, educating themselves and the public about their working conditions, the effects of stigmatisation and criminalisation, and their struggle to achieve the recognition of sex work as work and for their human and labour rights. With more than 50 workshops, film and performance night, international presentations and public action and around 400 participants, the SWOU 2011 was a succesful event that invigorated the sex workers activists movement in the UK and worldwide! The footages were filmed by several sex workers and allies during the week and edited by SWOU member Stuart Ireson in London.