Being a Refugee is Hard by Muchaneta with SWEAT

This first person short is one of four stories of the lives of sex workers that came out of a four day workshop held by Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force in Johannesburg. Widowed Muchaneta is a refugee of the economy of her home country, where working as a secretary she still cannot earn enough to feed her children. She migrates to South Africa in hardship and learns how to make ends meet. This short film provides alternative perspectives on perceptions of trafficking. 3 minutes / 2010 / South Africa

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