sexual assault and rape (trigger warning: explicit stories shared)
Great Quotes from this documentary:
"So I’m paying $40 to go to work… standing on the most uncomfortable shoes… and many girls have days like that, but so what? We all have good days and bad days." - Salena
"The solutions to the problems in prostitution, unfortunately, are the solutions to other problems in society: the problems of poverty and war and that’s what negatively impacts people involved in prostitution." - Scarlot Harlot
"As long as there’s economic disparity in our society, there’s going to be problematic prostitution." - Scarlot Harlot
"There’s no one story that encapsulates why women take this work?" The Producer, Jo Streit, asks.
"No. There is desperation, there is needs, there is liberation, there is … needing to raise your kids, needing to get your school finished.. needing to also find some approval… needing to prove to themselves they are beautiful… there are many different reasons." - Salena
"I just tell people the truth: I’m black… they took away affirmative action. Now they don’t have to give us anything." - Tracy Gaines
Daredevil outlaws. The Mexican drug war. All night trips on small fishing boats called “pangas” that smuggle migrant workers & marijuana into the United States. This is Baja Smugglers. (Links to parts 2-4 below)
When I was crossing the aisle in a parking lot with three friends, a man honks at my sister for walking and texting — apparently she was not focusing on walking fast enough for him. Long story short, the driver and I were cursing at each others at the top of our lungs. In front of kids. I was surprised that exchange did not end in violence.
The lingering memory of the incident was more hurtful than had I been punched. I could not believe I behaved the way I did. What had came over me to yell obscenities in public. It was embarrassing to show my face to those peers present that day.
That day could have ended differently. I hope to have learned a lesson from it.
Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity
What’s Revenge is a hybrid-documentary about the act of getting revenge. The film follows director Kat Hunt as she helps her friend, Erica, avenge her past heartbreaks — in real life — in Brooklyn, New York.
This project was successfully funded on Kickstarter: kck.st/K23RCg
Official trailer of the new documentary BY MY SIDE [A MI LADO] about three young women living in the Chureca, the largest garbage dump in Central America. For more information and to request a screening: http://www.bymysidefilm.com