“We Are Foot Soldiers” Film Screening

Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Time: 7:15-9:00pm
Location: Hauser 104
Film directed by: Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar
Followed by panel discussion with Oishik Sircar, Elizabeth Bartholet, and Janet Halley
Dinner will be served.
Please RSVP for the event: http://form.jotform.com/form/12623117225
Co-sponsored by: the Child Advocacy Program (CAP), the Human Rights Program (HRP), the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP), and the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA).

In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi red light district came together to form their own organization, Amra Padatik, drawing inspiration from the work that their mothers have been doing to demand their right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the lives of five Amra Padatik members whose entangled realities do not paint a picture of helplessness but of political assertiveness and social consciousness. Stereotypical images of their suffering are something that many of them identify with, yet, far from despair and fear, in the face of adversity, their responses are far more complex, hopeful and strong.


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