“Scarlet Road” Film Screening

Holly Everett ’15 calling in once again on behalf of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights, the April Awareness Fund, and Reslife, and would like you to know about a the film screening of “Scarlet Road“.

  • When: tomorrow (Tuesday), from 5:30 to 7:30PM
  • Where: PAC 002.
  • Misc: PIZZA WILL BE SERVED.

More info about the movie after the jump!

Rachel Wotton is not your typical sex worker. Catherine Scott’s doc is one to change your perspective on the much-maligned sex trade. An advocate for the legalization and de-stigmatization of the sex trade, Rachel works with a large client base in the disabled community and is a graduate student to boot. She’s a social revolutionary, and her message of progressive compassion is very convincing. The film is both intimate and political, following Rachel at school, advocating in public on behalf of her profession, and, most movingly, with her many disabled clients. Scarlet Road shows Rachel performing acts of radical compassion and poignant intimacy. The film has a warm, easy manner in some scenes and a searing physical honesty in others. A cogent political statement on desire and the injustice of sexual restriction, this remarkable film takes us to the place where those areas meet, and shows that it’s ultimately a beautiful and hopeful place.

[Source: http://www.doxafestival.ca/festival/films/scarlet]