Laura’s Story – Safe Exit film
Safe Exit is a project which aims to reduce harm to sex workers, to support them to change their lifestyles and to prevent vulnerable people entering prostitution. In March 2011 they commissioned us to interview ‘Laura’ and create a script and film of her story, which they will be able to use when training their staff and volunteers and which can be distributed more widely to raise awareness.
Laura has been a sex worker on and off for 15 year and her story highlights the complexity of the issues involved and why exiting prostitution is often a lengthy and difficult process. Most striking in Laura’s story was her desire for what she considered ‘normality’:
I’m trying to stay away from the regular circle a bit more. I just want a normal life really. I think, just um, just a quiet life. To meet a nice quiet guy, get a nice quiet job, just perhaps learn to drive and that’s it really.
Watch the film of Laura’s story we made with Bleeding Heart Films below. Do you have a story or a project you would like made into a live or recorded performance? Contact us for more information about our bespoke commissions