Cascade AIDS Project and the Sex Worker Film Series present TALES OF THE NIGHT FAIRIES

Cascade AIDS Project and the Sex Worker Film Series present TALES OF THE NIGHT FAIRIES

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Cascade AIDS Project's sole mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

Join us for a three-day film series that does just that.

 

Friday, December 6: UNITED IN ANGER

Sunday afternoon, December 8: MISS HIV

Sunday evening, December 8: RENT Sing-a-long

The Clinton Street Theater Sex Worker series celebrates the accomplishments of sex worker film and video makers by screening relevant works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world.

The films focus on sex workers' rights; organizing efforts and working conditions for strippers; global sex work and sex work as a labor issue on the international agenda; sex workers as artists; queer sex workers; sex work and gender identities; portraits of strippers, prostitutes, doms, madams and more.

Tonight, in addition to the feature-length documentary TALES OF THE NIGHT FAIRIES, we're screening the short GLOBAL WHORES ON THE MARCH.

Tales of the Night Fairies
Director: 
Shonini Ghosh
Country: 
India
Year: 
2002
Runtime: 
74 minutes

Five sexworkers - four women and one man - along with the filmmaker/narrator embark on a journey of storytelling. Tales of the Night Fairies explores the power of collective organizing and resistance while reflecting upon contemporary debates around sexwork. The simultaneously expansive and labyrinthine city of Calcutta forms the backdrop for the personal and musical journeys of storytelling.

The film attempts to represent the struggles and aspirations of thousands of sexworkers who constitute the DMSC (Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committe or the Durbar Women's Collaborative Committee) an initiative that emerged from the Shonagachi HIV/AIDS Intervention Project. A collective of men, women and transgendered sexworkers, DMSC demands decriminalization of adult sex work and the right to form a trade union.

GLOBAL WHORES ON THE MARCH
Director: 
Carol Leigh
Country: 
Thailand and India
Year: 
2012
Runtime: 
14 minutes

Dale Kongmont/Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers

During the 2012 XIX International Conference on AIDS, sex workers from around the world were excluded from participation due to a U.S. ban on travel for sex workers. Due to this injustice, the AIDS conference agreed to include an official Conference Hub in India. Sex workers converged in Kolkata with the assistance of the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee and the Network of Sex Work Projects. This video showcases the art, activism and scholarship of the sex workers at the Kolkata Freedom Festival.

This film first screened at the 12th biennial San Francisco Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival in May 2013. This festival was established in 1999 to provide a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker film and video makers and to screen works by and about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world. This event is run by and for sex workers and the community at large.

Special Admission

$5 for tonight's screening; $15 for a three-day series pass