Brothels, living in the darkness
Photon. 2nd International
From May 21 to July 1, 2012
Sala Oberta - La Nau
From Monday to Saturday, from 9 to 20 h.
Sunday, from 10 to 14 h.
http://www.miguelcandela.com/July 2010. Radical
islamists burned the brothel to the ground. Two were
badly hurt. The rest were left with nothing. “We lost
everything and had to jump onto the river ”, recalls
Hasina. “We even didn’t have clothes to wear and we were
forced to live for a month and a half out in the wild”.
Nobody was arrested for the attack.
After countless demonstrations , and after media
interest was stirred, sexual workers have earned the
right to fight for their rights. “Society uses us to
fulfill their human needs, but treats us like animals”,
criticizes Ahya Begum, 37, president of the Prostitute
Association of Faridpur.
Society has forced them to live in darkness while men
love them and hate them in equal measure, demanding
their services while trying to get rid of them
permanently. This is the intolerable contradiction that
is their everyday lives.