She was beaten to pulp, tried to file a report with the police, was humiliated instead for doing sex work.
Street working sex workers get misdemeanor tickets worth hundreds of thousands of euros, on petty grounds such as littering or standing in the wrong place. The legistation actually enables this. Some officers simply want to sweep sex workers out of their districts. A vast majority of sex workers are subjected to police brutality. Often times they face hardship even when seeking for help, because the hostile legal environment and the hipocrisy of law enforcement.
This short film was created by Green Spider Media Lab.
- Áron Gergely Pápai – cameraman
- Réka Kinga Papp – reporter
- Polina Georgescu – editor
- Blue Dot Sessions – Whisteria