Thu Oct 11 6:30 PM
Thu Oct 11
Blowin’ Up (a term used to describe a sex worker leaving their pimp) focuses on an experimental court in Queens that helps sex workers leave the profession, instead of criminalising them. With extraordinary access to the inner-workings of the court, Blowin’ Up captures what it feels like to go through this type of criminal proceeding as a female defendant. As the film unfolds, we hear directly from these women and begin to understand the complex scenarios that brought them into the courtroom. Director Stephanie Wang-Breal approaches the vastly misunderstood topic of sex work from a non-judgmental feminist perspective, reminding us that it's time to put an end to the way we police, criminalise and vilify sex workers without hearing their stories.
"A true justice league of wonder women in action." Hollywood Reporter
Co-presented with Women in Film & Television NSW and For Film's Sake