'The Art of the Possible? Filming Sex Work and Human Trafficking.’

14 March 2017, 4.00 PM - 14 March 2017, 6.00 PM

Room 3.31 COUTTS, Wills Memorial Building

Two films we will be screening are Becky’s Journey (24 min) by Sine Plambech and Travel (63 min) by Nicola Mai. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the directors.  

The topics we are aiming to discuss are: How to make films about sex work and human trafficking that show the complexity of people’s lives? Is there a way of making visible the vulnerability of migrants and their labour exploitability without portraying them as victims of trafficking or slavery?

The two directors are both academics as well as filmmakers.

Sine Plambech is an anthropologist and a filmmaker working as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Danish Institute for International Development. She directed Becky’s Journey (2015) and Trafficking (2010).

Nicola Mai is a sociologist, an ethnographer and a filmmaker working as Professor of Sociology and Migration Studies at Kingston University London. His latest films are Travel (2016), Samira (2013) and Normal (2012).

The screening does not require registration and it is open to all Bristol University students and staff as well as to the wider community.

The screening is co-hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Migration Research Group and the Bristol Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies, University of Bristol.

For more information please click here: The Art of the Possible? Screening poster (PDF, 336kB)

Contact information

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic 

The Art of the Possible - Screening Image - Becky's Journey

Becky’s Journey, 2015

Travel, 2016

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