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This is the ideal video for highschool or college
classroom presentations about issues of prostitution. This documentary
of the 1989 World Whores' Summit in San Francisco features prostitutes
and activists from around the globe discussing human rights as
they effect prostitutes. VISIONS OF U.S., AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
award winner , FILM ARTS FESTIVAL (San Francisco), INTL. WOMEN'S
DAY VIDEO FESTIVAL, DEEP DISH SATELLITE, at DC-TV's WHAM, & both
the CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN & GAY INTL. FILM FESTIVALS
. Includes the music video "Free Whores" which features
the World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights. (23 minutes-1992)
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Additional videos (priced slightly higher-$35.00)
exploring prostitutes and AIDS/HIV, interviews with streetworkers
and violence against prostitutes.
Specifically recommended video for classes:
OUTLAW POVERTY, NOT PROSTITUTES -$25.00
BLIND EYE TO JUSTICE:BUY NOW!--$25.00 (actually email first)
HIV+ Women in California Prisons
narrated by Angela Davis
An experimental documentary, this work is unique as it portrays
the injustices of the California prison system as seen through
the eyes of HIV+ women incarcerated in this system. Animation
and found footage create a powerful montage that evokes the atmosphere
in women's prisons--the violations as well as the hope and courage
of prison activists who fight quietly, and from the inside. Screened
at WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR (Festival and Tour), SEATTLE
HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL and many others; award winner at BLACK INTERNATIONAL
CINEMA in BERLIN. --$25.00(34 minutes-1998)
SEX WORKERS TAKE BACK THE NIGHT -$25.00
Scarlot Harlot attends San Francisco's Take Back
the Night (December 1990), a march in remembrance of the fourteen
female college students murdered in the previous year's Montreal
Massacre. Clashes and controversy emerge between sex-workers and
anti-porn feminists about sex, violence and men- with an emphasis
on the perspectives of strippers and sexual rights activists.
An excellent feminist discussion piece. W.O.W. Cafe (N.Y., N.Y.)
VIDEO WITNESSES FESTIVAL OF NEW JOURNALISM (HALLWALLS, Buffalo,
N.Y.), LOS ANGELES LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL (28 minutes-
WE ARE NOT A FORCE TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY -$25.00
Two funky and fun bits of street journalism- interviews
with about sex, body image, fatness and compassion from a fat
dyke's street party (15 min) plus SCARLOT HARLOT'S INTERSTATE
SOLICITATION TOUR-Scarlot and P.O.N.Y. (Prostitutes of New York)
engage in civil disobedience on Wall Street.(15 min) SPEW 'ZINE
CONFERENCE, L.A.C.E., VIDEO WITNESSES FESTIVAL1992, LOOKOUT-DC
TV (N.Y.) L.A. FREEWAVES FESTIVAL & TOUR. (28 minutes-1991)
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: THE G.H.O.S.T.* CAMPAIGN-$25.00
*Grand Homosexual Outrage at Sickening Televangelists-
Documents the Halloween confrontation as televangelist Larry Lea
and his "prayer warriors" invade San Francisco to exorcise
the demons from the Bay Area. Includes TV news, in your face interviews,
and street theater by the Pink Jesus, Sadie, Sadie, The Rabbi
Lady, and Ms. Harlot, dancing nude with a live snake. Wild and
shaky! FILM ARTS FESTIVAL & CINEMATHEQUE (San Francisco), VIDEO
WITNESSES FESTIVAL OF NEW JOURNALISM award winner. (Hallwalls,
Buffalo, N.Y.) (30 minutes-1990)
WHORES AND HEALERS-$25.00
Primarily useful in health-service oriented classes
and programs, the compilation addresses the role of prostitutes
as teachers. Includes: CAL-PEP, an insider's look at a model HIV
prevention/education program designed and implemented by prostitutes
and ex-prostitutes for prostitutes; POCAAN (People of Color Against
Aids Network); THE YEASTIE GIRLZ' safe sex rap,"PUT A LID
ON IT." (28 minutes-1991)
As seen nationally on the 90's Cable Network.
A San Francisco pro-choice rally provides the backdrop for a series
of thought provoking interviews about control over our bodies
and self-determination including drugs, surrogate motherhood,
sex work, and racism within the women's movement. (28 minutes-1992)
WHORE ON WHORE -$25.00
Directed by Victoria Schneider . See her
website! . Produced by Carol Leigh. Starring Victoria Schneider.
Street worker Schneider directed this autobiographical snapshot
of her own philosophical musings and stories. The director says,
"Usually movies about ladies who happen to be prostitutes
are just about them being prostitutes. That's the problem. What's
different about our movie is that it's about the whole person."
DIE YUPPIE SCUM-$25.00
Leigh's unique guerrilla-style coverage
of events has met its match in this impressionistic melange of
events and happenings during the 1988 Anarchist Conference in
San Francisco." San Francisco Bay Guardian
Definitions of anarchy plus the aftermath of the Berkeley riots.
Musical interludes by the YEASTIE GIRLZ, BLUE VULVA UNDERGROUND,
DEAD SILENCE and MOURNING SICKNESS. Winner ATHENS INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL 'Best Documentary', finalist at HOMETOWN U.S.A.,
FILM ARTS FESTIVAL (S.F.) and the 2nd INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO
FESTIVAL IN KUPIO, FINLAND. (30 minutes-1989)
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More about the maker:
Documenting the Bay Area's multicultural and sexually diverse
political and artistic communities, THE COLLECTED WORK OF SCARLOT
HARLOT explores the Bay Area's historic cultural and artistic
underground from an irreverent and intimate point of view. In
a time when mainstream media has become a mouthpiece for corporate
interests in America, Scarlot Harlot provides a fresh, irreverent
perspective. Challenging conventions of sexuality, aesthetics,
technology and the prevailing social system, Leigh has been a
pioneer in the development of television as a tool for activism
and social change. Three time American Film Institute award winner,
Leigh is a recipient of grants from the Film Arts Foundation,
San Francisco, the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund (Chicago) and
Art Matters (New York) in addition to numerous screenings and
awards in the U.S. and around the world.
She has appeared on THE DONAHUE SHOW, NIGHTLINE, GERALDO, ACCESS
AMERICA, and on THE LATE SHOW with Arsenio Hall (and on numerous
even sleazier shows). Ten chapters of her writing appears in SEX
WORK, published by Cleis Press. Originally from New York, Leigh
currently resides in The Bay Area. As a performance artist, Scarlot
Harlot appears at San Francisco clubs and theaters.