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Home > Members > Cercle des femmes parlementaires (circle of women Members of the National Assembly) > Showing of The Sex Trade, a documentary by filmmaker Ève Lamont

Showing of The Sex Trade, a documentary by filmmaker Ève Lamont

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Cercle welcomed filmmaker Ève Lamont (PDF, 58 KB, in French only), who came to show the French version of her latest film, Le commerce du sexe / The Sex Trade (2015) to the parliamentarians. The documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at a little-known industry with widespread repercussions. After the screening, the parliamentarians were able to discuss the subject with Ève Lamont, documentary filmmaker, Nicole Hubert, producer, and Nathalie Perreault, coordinator.

Over the past 30 years, and with the rise of the Internet, the sex trade has expanded worldwide to become a veritable industry: high-end and street prostitution, escort agencies, massage parlours, strip clubs, pornography, sex tourism, etc. Who actually benefits from this business that turns women’s bodies into an exploitable commodity? Through interviews with men and women who have left or are still working in the sex trade, the documentary sheds light on the underside of a new, modern-day form of slavery.

 


Parliamentarians attended the showing of the documentary.

From left to right: Nathalie Perreault, Nicole Hubert and Ève Lamont.

Documentary filmmaker Ève Lamont spoke with participants after the screening.

Ève Lamont with Maryse Gaudreault, Chair of the Cercle des femmes parlementaires.