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Free Screening of film ‘Fog of Sex’: presents the findings from The Student Sex Work Project
Followed by Q&A session with Dr Tracey Sagar, Debbie Jones, Swansea University and Professor Chris Morris University of South Wales
Date: Monday 1st of June 2015 5.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Taliesin,Swansea University
Details: Drawn directly from exhaustive interviews, Fog of Sex brings to the screen, the real life testimonies of students currently working within the UK sex industry.
Three years in the making, this documentary-drama recreates the stories and experiences 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 are played by actors, all the dialogue however drawn directly from interview transcripts. This frank and constantly surprising film does not judge and does not take sides, it presents the stories ‘as they were told’ and leaves room for the audience to debate.
Fog of Sex is directed by BAFTA award winning documentary filmmaker Christopher Morris. The film is made as part of The Student Sex Work Project, a lottery funded research study run by Swansea University. The film is entirely researched, produced and filmed by staff, graduates and students of Newport Film School.
Funded by the Big Lottery, The Student Sex Work Project is the first study in Europe to provide baseline data on students engaged in or considering sex work on a national level. The data collated by the project will go a long way towards improving knowledge, and very importantly it will provide a framework to enhance current support systems for students in Higher Education in the United Kingdom.
The Student Sex Work Project is led by Dr Tracey Sagar with her colleague Debbie Jones from Swansea University’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology in collaboration with Terrence Higgins Trust, the Integrated Sexual Health Clinic, Cardiff and Vale NHS, the National Union of Students Wales (NUS Wales) and Newport Film School.
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For more information on how to book a place please contact The Student Sex Work Project:
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