Friday, December 16, 2011

The Women From Cambodia

Another great news story for Go Go Media - we have received initial production funding to go to Cambodia to complete filming on our documentary, The Women from Cambodia. I've been working with Niborom Young, interpreter/oral historian/and community worker for a year filming many of the women she has been working with for many years. Their stories of loss and hardship during the Pol Pot era and their subsequent years of waiting in refugee camps and finally gaining entry to New Zealand shows the resilience and strength of the human spirit..thanks to our supporters and to the crew who have worked voluntarily on this project so far...

Decriminalisation of Sex Work in NZ

The Open Society Instutite has funded an educational DV and website with resource kit to tell the story of the effect of decriminalisation of sex work in NZ. This project will be used by other sex work organisations throughout the world to inform sex workers, HIV/AIDS activists, policy makers, NGOs and governments about the way the law can assist in sex worker rights.
The NZ Prostitutes Collective was asked to tell their story and since we worked together on 'A Double Standard' - the TV3 doco I directed before the law change, we have worked closely and collaboratively on these issues for many years.
The project was funded by an international human rights organisation. The Open Societ Institute. The web is being designed by Sam O'Leary from Conduction.