Several movies in our Festival address FOSTA SESTA Awareness and Resistance as filmmakers portray the impacts within their communities.
"Sex workers around the Bay Area are struggling under FOSTA SESTA. This legislation cuts our ability to screen clients and makes us more vulnerable to violence. Some of us are unable to find a way to access clients, and may be working more publicly. We face the wrath of others, while police interventions are accompanied by arrests, abuse and more." --Carol Leigh
FOSTA SESTA FONECALL
PJ Starr/The Incredible Edible Akynos/Monica Jones (06:21 - 2019, US)
Some straight talk on the phone lines from PJ Starr, the Incredible Edible Akynos and Monica Jones about the impact of new federal laws about online sex work. Audio recorded by speaker phone and animation by PJ Starr.PJ Starr in person!
This Is How New Legislation Puts Sex Workers in Danger
Ashley Velez, The Root featuring Ceyenne Doroshow/Akynos/Mona Marie (8:43-2018, US)
An important discussion amongst Black sex worker artist/activists Ceyenne Doroshow/Akynos/Mona Marie on the occaision of JezeRoot’s Women’s History Month. This slick, brilliant and emotional interview-style video describes the impact of FOSTA SESTA. This video is essential watching for students, activists and the general public.
Is friendship legal under SESTA?FOSTA ?
Ms Zoe Cat/Salty Brine/Juba Kalamka<
(18:00-2019, US) Three friends, who happen to be sex workers, meet up in Las Vegas, for fun shows and homemade porn, discussions of what is and is not legal under SESTA/FOSTA, and how that affects the supportive aspects of friendship.