Event: Film Screening - October 2011

Beyond Compassion: Children of Sex Workers as Political Actors

Monday, October 24, 2011
7:15 - 9:00 PM
Hauser 104
Harvard Law School

Screening of “We Are Foot Soldiers”
(Directed by: Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar)

Followed by panel discussion with:

Oishik Sircar
Documentary Filmmaker & Assist. Profess., Jindal Global Law School, India

Elizabeth Bartholet
Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Janet Halley
Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Moderated by Lisa Kelly, S.J.D. Candidate , Harvard Law School

About the Film:

In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata's Sonagachi red light district came together to form their own collective, Amra Padatik (“We Are Foot Soldiers”), drawing inspiration from the work that their mothers have been doing to demand their right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the lives of five Amra Padatik members whose entangled realities do not paint a picture of helplessness but of political assertiveness and social consciousness.


Dinner will be served.

RSVP here.

Co-sponsored by: 

The Child Advocacy Program (CAP), the Human Rights Program (HRP), the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP), and the South Asian Law Students Association  (SALSA).

Last modified: October 23, 2011

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