In the Flesh

Three Lives in Prostitution
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English (subtitled), 53 min, 2002, India

'In The Flesh' provides an intimate insider's account of what it is really like to be in prostitution - by following the lives of three real life characters. Through its cinematic quest to represent the lived experiences of men and women in prostitution, 'In The Flesh' provides a more nuanced view of prostitution – one in which violence and victimhood sit side by side with a relentless drive to survive. The inclusion of a transgendered sex worker breaks prevalent stereotypes of prostitution as a women-only twilight zone, and builds a deeper understanding of the way in which gender and sexual identities play out in the daily lives of individuals.

 
Producer:
Point of View
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Ranu Ghosh
Editing:
Rajesh Parmar
Sound:
Manoj Roy, Ranu Ghosh
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Screenings:
Global Visions Film Festival, Canada, 2002
Second International Video Festival, Trivandrum, 2003
 University of California, Dept of South Asian Studies, Berkeley;
University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Public Health
 National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2002
Habitat Centre, India, 2002; UNDP, India, 2002
Devi Sri Devi Theatre, Chennai, India, 2002
Alliance Francaise, Bangalore, 2002
National Film Archive of India, Pune, 2002;

Screened at various colleges and universities all across India.