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The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak

Les Prostituées de Lyon parlent
Carole Roussopoulos
1975 • France • 46’

Approximately two hundred prostitutes occupied the church of Saint-Nizier, in Lyon, in the spring of 1975. Either smiling to or afraid of Carole Roussopoulos’ camera, or even clumsily hiding, they give their testimonials as “women and mothers” to demand police, tax, and social harassment be stopped. Outside the church the debates are broadcast in video screens for the people on the streets – mainly men.

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