Harlot Nights

Crabapple Productions
Investigative Documentary 10 min
Leila Dougan, Daniel Epstein, Azwihangwisi Mufamadi & Matthew Von Abo

Prostitution might be legal in South Africa by the time tourists arrive for the 2010 World Cup. Currently, prostitutes have no rights under our constitution and the abuse and exploitation of women in the industry is commonplace. Proponents of legalization say that we simply don’t have the time or the resources to lock up all the prostitutes who who will want to take advantage of the huge work opportunities tourists will provide. But will prostitutes really benefit from the legalization of their trade? Some say it merely opens the door to further forms of exploitation and abuse. This documentary is only a first step towards stimulating dialogue and awareness about a social and judicial issue in dire need of informed debate.

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