The Art of the Possible: Filming Sex Work and Human Trafficking
Sine Plambech and Nicola Mai
Wills Memorial Building, room 3.31 COUTTS, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
This event includes the screening of two films; 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 (
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. Please also see the event poster (PDF, 336kB)
For more information, please contact Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic