This is a story about independent women in unlikely places.
RED LIGHT RIO is a threaded conversation with women who support themselves working in Rio de Janeiro’s sex industry, during a massive prostitution crackdown to sanitize the city’s image for World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Collaboratively filmed with over seventy sex workers, and in collaboration with Brazil’s Prostitution Policy Watch, this project is an attempt to challenge traditional media narratives about mega-events and sex trafficking by giving the digital public unprecedented access to hear from women directly impacted by the mega-events – in their own words. Edited by @jruv.
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