Turning a Corner (press promo)

Turning a Corner tells the stories of people involved in the sex trade and their efforts to raise public awareness of systemic injustice and promote needed reforms. Created in a media activism workshop with over a dozen members of Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART), this groundbreaking film recounts their survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, and gives rare insights into Chicago's sex trade industry. The new version includes interview updates with many of the participants from the original film.Through Beyondmedia's Women and Prison program, incarcerated women and girls, former prisoners and their families use media arts to voice their stories, promoting public dialogue, healing and community organizing. Since 1997, Beyondmedia has collaborated extensively with women and girls in prison and after their incarceration to create interdisciplinary, multimedia educational forums on women and prison.

00:13Copy video clip URL Various scenes from the documentary depict the members of the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) engaging in discussions on the sex trade, reminiscing about their time as sex workers, and advocating for change at the state level.

02:14Copy video clip URL Lucretia Clay tells her story, from her introduction into the sex trade at fourteen years old to how she was trapped and taken advantage of by the her pimp.

06:37Copy video clip URL PART member Brandy Baldwin tells the story of her time in the sex trade.

07:51Copy video clip URL Brenda Myers-Powell outlines her introduction into the sex trade

 

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