Award winning documentary to be broadcast

A BAFTA Cymru award winning documentary drama based on the findings of a Swansea University research project which examined the experiences of student sex workers is to be screened this month.

 Student Sex Work project 5The film will be shown on the Community Channel on Saturday 14th May at 10pm and Saturday 28th May at 9 pm.

The Fog of Sex was three years in production and based on exhaustive research interviews conducted The Student Sex Work Project led by Professor Tracey Sagar and Debbie Jones at Swansea University. 

The project team collaborated with Visual Influence and the University of South Wales to recreate the stories of nine female sex workers who balance a life in Higher Education, with life as a sex worker. To preserve anonymity the student sex workers were played by actors, all the dialogue however is verbatim, drawn directly from the interview transcripts.

Directed by BAFTA award winning film maker Professor Christopher Morris, the film was entirely researched, produced and filmed by film graduates and students. The film was mostly crewed, acted and researched by students under 25. The nine participating sex workers were all aged 18-25.

Professor Tracey Sagar who led the study said: “The film was designed not to stigmatise or judge the actions and decisions of the student sex workers but to shed light on their lives and provide a platform for discussion around this important subject.”

Read more about the project here