Interviews

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    3 Wishes

    If a genie granted you three wishes, for yourself or for Vila Mimosa, what would you wish for? First, I wish for a lot of good health for ...

    On August 21, 2017 / By
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    “Make your money and get out of here”

    A veteran and a newbie talk about working in Vila Mimosa. The newbie hasn’t told her husband where she’s working. The veteran met her husband here, ten years ...

    On August 11, 2017 / By
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    “We’re people like anyone else”

    Aline quer deixar claro para quem ver esse documentário: “A prostituição não é um bicho de sete cabeças… a gente é gente como qualquer um.” Video em português. ...

    On July 4, 2017 / By
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    “How many clients have you had?”

    Aline adivinha quantos clientes ela já teve em treze anos trabalhando como garota de programa. Video em português. Aline tries to guess how many clients she’s had in thirteen ...

    On June 26, 2017 / By
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    “Tell me about your boyfriend”

    <Mara e Aline conversam sobre o namorado da Mara. Mara pede para ele comprar uma nova portão para a casa que construiu, e diz que um homem tem que ...

    On June 12, 2017 / By
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    “What is your ideal client?”

    “Describe your ideal client.” Twelve escorts and one brothel owner agree that the ideal client is one who doesn’t cause any problems. Doze prostitutas e uma dona de casa concordam ...

    On May 1, 2017 / By
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    “What would you change about this place, if you could?”

    <Aline pergunta as colegas como mudariam a Vila Mimosa para melhorar e atrair mais clientes. A maioria dizem, “limpeza.” Video em português.> Aline asks her colleagues what they ...

    On April 24, 2017 / By
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    “This is a dying profession”

    Carla tem um trailer do lado da Vila Mimosa onde servem garotas de programa, clientes, e residentes do bairro. “Eu amo esse lugar,” diz Carla. Nunca trabalhou como ...

    On April 17, 2017 / By
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    “Tell me about love”

    Jaqueline trabalha por varias casas na Vila Mimosa como faxinheira. Nesse video, ela fala das amores que ela ja tive na Vila. Video em português. Jaqueline works as ...

    On April 10, 2017 / By
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    Exit Plans

    Paulinha, prostituta ha dez anos na Vila Mimosa que sustenta dois filhos e um neto com seu dinheiro de ca, diz que tem planos para sair. Video em ...

    On April 3, 2017 / By
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    “There is nothing shameful about being a whore”

    Fatima, uma dona de casa na Vila Mimosa, diz que”Não é vergonha você ser puta.” Video em português. Fatima, a brothel owner in Vila Mimosa, says, “There is nothing shameful ...

    On March 27, 2017 / By
  • Carla & Elaine_Money
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    “Money rules the world”

    Carla e Elaine tem um trailer do lado da Vila Mimosa onde servem garotas de programa, clientes, e residentes do bairro. “Eu amo esse lugar,” diz Carla. Nenhuma ...

    On March 20, 2017 / By
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    Allies

    Carla e Elaine tem um trailer do lado da Vila Mimosa onde servem garotas de programa, clientes, e residentes do bairro. “Eu amo esse lugar,” diz Carla. Nenhuma ...

    On March 1, 2017 / By
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    “I love this place”

    Carla e Elaine tem um trailer do lado da Vila Mimosa onde servem garotas de programa, clientes, e residentes do bairro. Nenhuma trabalha como prostituta mas ambas se ...

    On February 21, 2017 / By
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    Friends with Benefits

    Nara and Esmeralda talk about their relationship. “She’s someone I can trust,” says Nara. “When I got pregnant, she was the first person I told. But if we ...

    On February 13, 2017 / By
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    “There are days I don’t sleep”

    A question about Nara’s work schedule turns into a conversation about drugs: “There are days I don’t sleep.”   Next: Watch Nara and Esmeralda talk about what it’s ...

    On January 29, 2017 / By
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    “Vila Mimosa is a necessary evil.”

    Essa ė quinta parte de uma entrevista rara com a Graça, presidente da AMOCAVIM e ex-prostituta na Vila Mimosa, sobre orgulho (“eu tenho”) e por que “Vila Mimosa ...

    On January 17, 2017 / By
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    “I don’t need a man anymore. For anything.”

    Essa ė quarta parte de uma entrevista rara com a Graça, presidente da AMOCAVIM e ex-prostituta na Vila Mimosa, sobre seu homem ideal: “Hoje eu nao preciso [de ...

    On December 5, 2016 / By
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    “Figure out how to pay for your autonomy”

    Essa ė terceira parte de uma entrevista rara com a Graça, presidente da AMOCAVIM e ex-prostituta na Vila Mimosa. Primeira parte sobre independência; segunda parte sobre regras na Vila. Nessa parte ...

    On October 30, 2016 / By
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    Rules

    Essa ė segunda parte de uma entrevista rara com a Graça, presidente da AMOCAVIM e ex-prostituta na Vila Mimosa. Primeira parte aqui. Video em português. This is the ...

    On October 13, 2016 / By
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    “Here you can earn your independence.”

    “What do you think of prostitution?” “I think it’s a very good thing in life. For people who don’t have a job, who need to support their children.” ...

    On September 11, 2016 / By
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    Rape: “Ou vai ou morre”

    Aline e Indira conversam sobre um estupro em grupo com os traficantes do morro que moravam quando tinham começado de trabalhar na Vila Mimosa. “Ou dava ou morria,” ...

    On June 29, 2016 / By
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    Indianara: “People say that prostitutes have an expiration date.”

    Indianara is a veteran sex worker rights activist in Rio de Janeiro. She spoke at the Observatory of Prostitution‘s extension course, A Particular Revolution: The Brazilian Prostitutes Movement, at the Institute of ...

    On February 22, 2016 / By
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    Indianara: “It’s more dangerous, in Brazil, to be a wife than a whore.”

    Indianara is a veteran sex worker rights activist in Rio de Janeiro. She spoke at the Observatory of Prostitution‘s extension course, A Particular Revolution: The Brazilian Prostitutes Movement, at ...

    On February 16, 2016 / By
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    Amara: “What is family, inside the travesti universe? What is family for us?”

    Amara and Indianara spoke at the Observatory of Prostitution‘s extension course, A Particular Revolution: The Brazilian Prostitutes Movement, at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio ...

    On January 22, 2016 / By
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    Amara Moira is a post-doc trans whore who wants you to hear this

    “My name is Amara Moira, I’m 30 years old, I’m a doctoral candidate at Unicamp. I prostitute myself in Jardim Itatinga. And I recently started a blog.” Amara ...

    On January 10, 2016 / By
  • RLR_Mulher Independente
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    Do you consider yourself an independent woman?

    I am. In everything. I don’t depend on anyone for anything. I depend on me and my body. That’s it.   ...

    On November 18, 2015 / By
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    What do you think of prostitution?

    I don’t think it’s an easy life, like people say. It’s not easy to go to bed with all kinds of people you don’t know. It’s not easy. ...

    On November 18, 2015 / By
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    How many children do you support?

    Aline and Julie ask sex workers, brothel managers and cleaning ladies how many children they support with the money they make working in Rio’s red light district. Every ...

    On November 17, 2015 / By
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    “My life got a little better after I came to the Zona”

    Daisy talks about the hardship she endured before she came to Vila Mimosa and started working as a prostitute. “My life got a little better after I came ...

    On October 15, 2015 / By
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    “I think it’s slavery to depend on someone like that”

    Aline asks Bruna if she would be in a relationship with a man just for his money. “I think it’s slavery to depend on someone like that,” Bruna ...

    On October 12, 2015 / By
  • RLR Trafficked at 15
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    Trafficked at 15

    Sara talks about how her adopted mom forced her into prostitution at 15 in Vila Mimosa, Rio de Janeiro’s red light district. “She made me and her daughter ...

    On October 8, 2015 / By
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    Child Abuse

    Ruby tells Aline she left home as a child to get away from her mother’s abusive boyfriend and started doing sex work. “Seeing as how I’d already lost ...

    On October 7, 2015 / By
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    Aging Out

    Aline and Indira talk about what it’s like to be aging out of sex work, and the relationships they’ve formed with long-term clients. “I have clients where I ...

    On October 6, 2015 / By
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    “You like women, right?”

    “You like women, right?” Karina, a former sex worker in Rio de Janeiro’s red light district, talks about what it was like as a lesbian to work with ...

    On September 23, 2015 / By
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    Lovers

    Nara and Esmeralda talk about what it’s like to be in an open relationship in Vila Mimosa, Rio de Janeiro’s red light district. Nara recently had her second ...

    On September 16, 2015 / By
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    “I’m the man for everything”

    Women in Rio de Janeiro’s low-income red light district talk about how many children they support with their earnings as sex workers, brothel managers and cleaning ladies. “I ...

    On September 4, 2015 / By
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    Naomi

    Naomi talks about why she quit working as a manicurist to work as an escort in Vila Mimosa (“The money and the freedom”), what it’s like to work ...

    On May 28, 2015 / By
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    Condoms

    One of the questions Aline turned to most often in our interviews with her colleagues and friends in Vila Mimosa was, “What do you think about clients who ...

    On April 6, 2015 / By
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    32 Days of Sex – World Cup through the eyes of a prostitute in Rio (WEEK ONE)

    Rio de Janeiro welcomed over 886,000 tourists to town for the 32 days of World Cup this summer. Half a mile from Maracanã Stadium, Vila Mimosa — Rio’s ...

    On January 23, 2015 / By
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    Too dangerous to protect

    It’s been almost five months since sex worker Joyce was assaulted, robbed, raped, and – after she testified – kidnapped by police officers in Rio de Janeiro. When ...

    On November 20, 2014 / By
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    Ruby: “World Cup was not good for us.”

    Ruby and Aline, colleagues for almost a decade in Vila Mimosa, talk about what it was like to work over World Cup. I’m not going to lie. World ...

    On September 23, 2014 / By
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    I want to know about your safety.

    Three weeks into World Cup, on the day of the Argentina vs Belgium quarterfinal, I met Ani, Aline’s colleague in Vila Mimosa for the last ten years. Ani ...

    On August 7, 2014 / By
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    Brazil’s Most Wanted Prostitute

    Isabel was one of four hundred prostitutes working in Niteroi’s Caixa Economica building across the bay from Rio de Janeiro until May 23, when a massive operation involving ...

    On July 24, 2014 / By
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    Rest in peace Natalha

    I have never met a woman who has been through such hell and emerged with such resilience. Natalha worked for thirteen years in Vila and knew Aline from ...

    On May 18, 2014 / By
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    Eviction Rumors

    “Have you heard the rumors we have to move?” Aline asks her colleagues the question that scares her the most – Have they heard the rumors the red ...

    On March 26, 2014 / By
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    Trafficked in Portugal

    Patricia, a sex worker in Rio’s red light district, has traveled abroad multiple times over the last 16 years to work in in Spain’s sex industry. On her ...

    On March 10, 2014 / By
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    My First Time

    22 women in Rio’s working class red light district talk about the first time they did sex work, what it was like, and why they’re still doing it. ...

    On February 27, 2014 / By
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    Milena

    Milena is one of the first women I met in Vila Mimosa in January of 2012. She was working as a manager at the house Aline works as ...

    On February 22, 2014 / By
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    Breadwinners

    22 women in Rio’s red light district talk about why they work in the sex industry. All of them support their families with their income.   ...

    On February 17, 2014 / By
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    Gabriela

    Gabriela talks with Julie and Aline about social misery, her exit plans and the internal conflict of managing two identities. Filmed at Aline’s house. ...

    On January 25, 2014 / By