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SEX, TRUTH, AND VIDEOTAPE: FRENCH FEMINIST ACTIVISM
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/10
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THE PROSTITUTES OF LYON SPEAK

Les prostituées de Lyon parlent

Directed by Carole Roussopoulos
France, 1975
Documentary
      French
      English & 4 more
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Approximately two hundred sex workers occupied the church of Saint-Nizier, in Lyon, in the spring of 1975. They speak of their personal stories, their relationships to society, their labour conditions, and their demands to stop police and social harassment.

Our take

In response to a scandal that linked the Lyon vice squad with local brothels, over a hundred sex workers occupied a church in protest. In this vital film, Carole Roussopoulos records the women’s testimonies, bearing direct, unvarnished witness to the birth of the modern sex workers’ rights movement.

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SEX, TRUTH, AND VIDEOTAPE: FRENCH FEMINIST ACTIVISM

Synopsis

Approximately two hundred sex workers occupied the church of Saint-Nizier, in Lyon, in the spring of 1975. They speak of their personal stories, their relationships to society, their labour conditions, and their demands to stop police and social harassment.

Our take

In response to a scandal that linked the Lyon vice squad with local brothels, over a hundred sex workers occupied a church in protest. In this vital film, Carole Roussopoulos records the women’s testimonies, bearing direct, unvarnished witness to the birth of the modern sex workers’ rights movement.

The Prostitutes of Lyon SpeakDirected byCarole Roussopoulos
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Doclisboa International Film Festival
2020

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