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Tales Of The Night Fairies

Raat Porider Katha

Synopsis

 Five sexworkers and the filmmaker embark on a journey of storytelling. Tales of the Night Fairies explores the power of collective organizing and resistance while reflecting upon contemporary debates around sexwork. The simultaneously expansive and labyrinthine city of Calcutta forms the backdrop for the personal and musical journeys of storytelling.

The film attempts to represent the struggles and aspirations of thousands of sexworkers who constitute the DMSC (Durbar Mahila Samanyay Committee or the Durbar Women’s Collaborative Committee) an initiative that emerged from the Shonagachi HIV/AIDS Intervention Project.  A collective of men, women and transgendered sexworkers, DMSC demands decriminalization of adult sex work and the right to form a trade union.

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Director: Shohini Ghosh
Producer: Shohini Ghosh
Year: 2002
Language: English (subtitled)
Duration: 74 min
Territory: World

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