Rio cinema in Dalston usually shows a variety of double bills or family matinees on Sunday, but this week, the offering is of an entirely different nature.

London’s first sex worker festival brings together “ethically produced” documentaries and films from Europe as well as panel discussions and debate. There is an after party at Dalston Superstore in the evening.

The event is organised by the Sex Worker Open University:

“Through presenting London’s first ever Sex Worker Film Festival, our collective wants to show living, fighting, whole sex workers; representations that abandon flat, one dimensional characters and stereotypes. The choice of films focus on the diverse realities of sex workers – often very different from the classic “victim” image. Themes include self determination, migration, identity, intimacy and the international struggle for sex workers’ rights.”

You can read an interesting interview with the organisers HERE

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