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Death of a Whore (Muerte de una puta)

Harmonia Carmona / Spain / 2005 / 90 ' / Spanish - French / S.T. English

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Amelie Saillez & Jose Pedro Estepa

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A memorial to Switzerland’s most famous sexworker activist, Grisélidis Réal.

Synopsis

Grisélidis Réal, Switzerland’s most famous prostitute and media image dies in Geneva on May 31, 2005. In March 2009 an international scandal arose about Réal's honored reburial alongside Swiss gentry. The trip through her biography shows us remarkable countries and women. Prostitutes from Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain who have shared a unique way of living the sex trade with her. They narrate their experiences in prostitution in a positive way and at the same time direct the most active European groups in defense of the rights of sex workers. Up to now, the depictions of prostitutes have focused on describing their professional activities, “Muerte de una puta” tells us the story of their lives outside of prostitution: Their home, family, friends, interests…screened at 2006 Malaga Film Festival, the 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival and more.

 

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