Social Justice Shorts: Sex Work

Social Justice Shorts: Sex Work

April 9, 3:30 PM – April 9, 6:30 PM

Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center


"The conversation surrounding sex work affects all human beings, even if we aren’t sex workers ourselves or hire sex workers. This issue is, at its core, about our bodies and the agency we should have over them and our actions. [...] We also need to be aligning these conversations alongside the other larger, cultural conversations that are currently taking place — about policing, incarceration, the murders of trans women of color and other vulnerable members of our society — and basic human rights that everyone should be concerned with. [...] Events like the Rentboy raid don’t just affect sex workers — they impact all people affected by policing, incarceration, surveillance and institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and transphobia."

By James Michael Nichols - The Huffington Post

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Black and Pink


Young Rumanian Adrian works as a hustler in Zurich's underground in order to get his sister Ioana out of Rumania and to Zurich, where they can both have a better future.

Dir. Simon Pfister. 29 min. Switzerland, Germany. 2016.

Directed by Simon Pfister 29 m


Gabriel, a shy boy, decides to resort to the services of Eva, a transgender prostitute. He isn’t able to make love with her. Then, their meeting takes an unexpected turn, and becomes an unusual first time.

Dir. Florent Medina. 10 min. France. 2016.

Directed by Florent Médina 10 m


Adam is a short film about a closeted gay teen whose fantasies lead him to explore the world of adult filmmaking.

Dir. Min Ding. 8 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Min Ding 8 m

Mysteriosophical fall to hell

Two moments of the staging of “Scannasurice” playwright Neapolitan Enzo Moscato, taking the leading role Imma Villa directed by Carlo Cerciello.
A sort of descent into “hell”, after the 1980 earthquake, a character’s identity androgynous going underground Naples, where he lives, in a hovel, among the most arcane of the Neapolitan, in the company of mice, the metaphor of the Neapolitans themselves.

Dir. Giuseppe Bucci. 12 min. Italy. 2016.

Directed by Giuseppe Bucci 12 m

El Flaco

A film about a male prostitute that makes a living working in the dark and gloomy streets of Downtown Juarez.

Dir. Krisstian de Lara. 5 min. Mexico. 2015.

Directed by Krisstian de Lara 5 m


A cold and isolated transgender sex worker takes in a young girl who has been abandoned by her mother, and her life is thrown into question.

Dir. Paul Frankl. 14 min. United Kingdom. 2016.

Directed by Paul Frankl 14 m

Love Me, Want Me, Rent Me

A look at one man's powerful story of why he does sex work.

Dir. Andy Boyce. 6 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Andy Boyce 6 m

The Night Cleaner

As the night cleaner in Canada's busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him. With good humour he takes us on an amusing and sometimes harrowing tour through his nightly duties.

Dir. Blair Fukumura. 5 min. Canada. 2016.

Directed by Blair Fukumura 5 m