NO HUMAN INVOLVED has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary by the Queens World Film Festival. In 2019 PJ Starr presented the West Coast launch of this award winning DVD. Read more below and order the full DVD at

In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years of imprisonment for solicitation of prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the sun at an Arizona prison. Hours later she collapsed in the over 107 degree heat and by day’s end she was dead. Even though an internal investigation carried out by the Arizona Department of Corrections revealed that prison guards had denied her water and ridiculed her when she pleaded for help, none of them were charged in relation to the incident. NO HUMAN INVOLVED investigates the circumstances of Marcia’s death, exposing the system that has lead to the death of scores of others in facilities across Arizona, and documents a movement that has formed seeking justice in her name. Find out more about the film and screening locations at

Other Works

Screaming Queens – The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
Whore on Whore (1995) by Victoria Schneider
Tenofivir Trial in Cambodia (sex workers resist) APNSW, WNU NSWP
Black Sex Worker Liberation March: Scenes from the Largest Protest for Sex Worker Rights in American History