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THE SHADES OF LOVE

Freedom Film Fest SG

Venue:

CloudTheatre.com

Date12 December - 19 December 2021

Time24-hours access


LanguageEnglish

CategoryFilm

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Duration: 75 minutes

The Shades of Love is an intimate journey into the loves, lives and losses of sex workers in Singapore during the time of Covid-19. When Covid-19 struck our shores, it had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of sex workers. It was barely noticed even as the world’s oldest profession looked like it might not survive a pandemic. Through exclusive and unprecedented access to three sex workers, this film unpacks the realities they face and sheds light on the humanity and dignity of this marginalised group through their own voices.

Year of Production: 2020 / 2021
Runtime: 27 minutes
Country of Film: Singapore
Language of Film: English with Bahasa Melayu Subtitles
Subtitle Language: Bahasa Melayu
Filmmaker: Jessica Lee

Ticketing

Sunday

12th

Dec 2021

24-hours access

until 19/12/2021

About

We are having a discussion on 'The Futures of Sex Work in Singapore, with Project X Board member Raksha Mahtani and filmmaker Jessica Lee,together with 3 diverse individuals (TBC) who work in the profession. We will have with us a trans sex worker, an OnlyFans creator, a dominatrix and a social escort - together creating new video content to bring us into this discussion. 

  • Screening Film + Reaction Video - 27 minutes
  • Panel - 48 mins

Filmmaker (below): Jessica Lee

​​Jessica Lee is Head of Development at Beach House Pictures, where she oversees the development of premium factual and unscripted programming such as THE RAINCOAT KILLER: CHASING A PREDATOR IN KOREA (Netflix), WILD CITY: RIVER WORLD (CNA), ART OF CRAFT (CCTV9), and more.  Her directorial debut, THE SHADES OF LOVE, a powerful documentary on sex workers in Singapore, was the Singaporean grant entry recipient for FreedomFilmFestival 2020. Jessica also collaborated with National Library Board to direct a documentary series about women in history. She is currently producing another feature documentary for Netflix and directing a premium factual series for CNA. Her past credits include working at VICE’s production office in China and she was a researcher on award-winning shows for National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, HGTV, CCTV, and CNA.

Moderator (below): Raksha Mahtani

Raksha Mahtani (she/they) is a researcher, facilitator, and community worker. She has worked on projects related to gender-based violence, ageing, and LGBTQ issues. Most recently, she has worked on a research project using the culture-centred approach to empower communities for older persons. She assisted on a research project exploring the health meanings for transgender sex workers in Singapore. She currently volunteers with Project X Singapore, a feminist organisation aimed at advocating for the rights of sex workers in Singapore. She is also a sometimes writer and all the time mother of cat.


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